Dreams and Plans


I love the line in Simon Sinek’s book Start With Why: “Martin Luther King didn’t deliver the I Have A Plan speech.” 

Now, before I continue, you must know no one appreciates planning more than I do. I am a point A to point B thinker and doer. If you want to know how to go from here to there I’m your guy. But what happens when planning gets in the way of our belief?

I shared with you http://www.churchandmovement.com/blog/2015/6/22/asking-the-wigtake-question the BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) of my life: to redefine church for 42,000 people in the 10 towns God has called our church to. And a dream like this isn’t simply point A to point B. It’s hundreds, probably thousands of steps. And more often than not I find myself planning a strategy instead of believing God to take us there. 

@@Our planning shouldn’t slow down our pursuit of God’s vision for our churches.@@

When MLK walked off the stage back in August of 1963 he didn’t even have a plan. He was simply the leader in belief.

When it comes to the vision I am believing God for in our church, here’s what I’d say:

@@It’s not a plan we dreamed up. It’s not a dream we have planned out. It’s a dream we are planning for.@@

What are you believing God for your church? Are you the leader of belief? Are you creating other leaders in belief?