Sunday Lessons: Remember What's Good
I don’t know how things are where you serve, but on any given Sunday at Cross Point things go wrong. GASP! Yes, it’s true.
In fact, a lot of things can go wrong… maybe not all of them are wrong per se but they certainly don’t always go the way we’ve planned.
It could be the gremlins in technology, it could be human error, it could be volunteers out sick, it could be a faulty alarm clock…
You name it, it’s likely to go wrong on Sunday – the day we need everything to operate perfectly.
Unfortunately I have a tendency to fixate on what’s not working. I see all the little things that I wish had gone better and I fail to see what is good.
I’ve been feeling really challenged by this lately.
Not just at work/church but in my personal life and relationships.
Our society has taught us to be critics and some of us slip into that role easier than others.
But the constant critic loses hope and lacks joy.
The constant critic finishes the day feeling defeated and unsuccessful.
I’ve been challenged lately to really seek to find what’s good.
In fact, I’ve gotten into a habit of actually making myself write a “what’s good?” list every day.
My “what’s good” list reminds me of how God is at work in my life every single day. Everything may not have gone the way that I thought it should go, but there are still so many things that are good.
I think this is a “grey” leadership tension that we all face. We have to be aware of and manage what’s not working, but we can never lose site of what’s good.
So I want to challenge you to write a “what’s good” list today. If you’re brave enough, share it with us in the comments.