5 Action Steps for Frustrated Church Planters
#4 Schedule a barrier-breaker brainstorm session.
Yes, you are facing obstacles and some of them have been around for a while. In fact you have been thinking about the same obstacles for so long you’re probably in a rut. So schedule an entire day to get out of your “mental ruts.” Invite some totally new people to the table who bring an objective, outside perspective. Look at your challenges differently. Do a creative problem solving session. You want to get on the solution side of some of your challenges with fresh ideas to stop you from focusing on the hole of the donut.
#5 Believe that weakness and limitation are real assets.
Receive the direct reminder that God is jealous for the glory. Why are you wanting to muscle through this thing with earthly strength and fleshly power. Put the monkey back on God’s back. Your dream was His dream first. All of your weaknesses and limitations are real. You do have holes. But God doesn’t. So believe again that God wants to infuse weakness with great power and smash your limitations with great creativity and innovation. Whatever way you must, preach to yourself again, the great gospel that God has called you to preach to others. It’s God’s project. Let him have it and don’t stop dreaming big.