The trouble is that most people I know are not so into the crazy big ideas I want to try. They prefer to constrain themselves by what they think is possible and ask me questions I have little interest in.
You know the questions:
"will we ever raise enough money?"
"will anyone volunteer?"
"isn't it better to do something smaller and see how it goes?"
To which I want to scream
I DON'T KNOW
I DON'T KNOW and
God can make anything possible and he tasks us with believing in his miracles.
We need to think bigger.
Not just outside the box,
but outside the house,
outside the street,
outside the town,
out of this world!!!
The Bible is full of God's huge plans;
there's creation of EVERYTHING,
flooding the WHOLE world,
building an ark to hold two of EVERY species,
parting an ENTIRE sea,
becoming man to DIE to save ALL humanity.
Do you see anything small or insubstantial in there?
We need to take his hint.
So yes, believe we can double our outreach
Yes, believe we won't have room in the church in a couple of years
Yes, believe we can build an extension
Yes, believe a cafe would be popular
Yes, believe teenagers are searching
Yes, believe people can catch God's vision
And then do your part in His plan!