Marketing guru, Seth Godin, wrote: “You shouldn’t pick your strategy by modeling someone else’s success.” He was talking about bloggers and marketing, but in the ministry world, this holds true as well. It is easy to see other pastors who have been successful and think, ((Well, if I had that building I could have a church of 20 billion too!)) or the many other thoughts that pop in the head of someone who for whatever reason feels like the ministry God has called them to isn’t quite measuring up to the ministry God has called someone else to. And there you have my main point. IF you are doing what GOD called you to do, and you are doing it to the very best of your ability, then you are successful in God’s eyes, and He is the one that matters. It is tempting to steal someone else’s vision just because we see it working somewhere else, but sadly, God gave them that vision for their time and place in history. If He didn’t give it to you, than you still may see some success(As the world would judge success) with a lot of hard work, but it won’t be what God had planned for you. We can all learn from others, but there is a huge difference between learning from them and trying to copy what they did. Have an awesome day and seek GOD’S vision for you and your ministry!
April 30th, 2009 by Burlw