As i interact with people and read things around the web about the church and society as a whole, I hear a lot about success and the victories that are being won.
I’m grateful for the stories of life change, growth, and advancement, but I can’t help but wonder if we’ve set the bar too low.
If all we ever do is make a way to prove that we’re being successful, we’re never actually being successful.
I can’t help but wonder if we’ve set the bar so low (in the church world and in society) that we’ve made success the only possible outcome of what we do.
We have to be realistic, but we also have to shoot a concentrated target.
Rationalizing how we hit the target when we actually missed the target does nothing but give us a fake sense of accomplishment.
We have to raise the bar.
- We have to be willing to seek God, hear God, dream big, and shoot for a big goal.
- We have to be honest with ourselves and with those around us when we fail to meet the goal or hit the target.
- We have to raise the bar so that we’re not always finding a way to rationalize every effort into a win.
No matter what you’re doing, raise the bar…
- Expect the best from your kids and be honest with them when they miss it.
- Decide to make a difference even though you’re inexperienced.
- Set a lofty goal as a church leader and be willing to do some honest evaluation afterwards.
- Set a high bar in your finances and be honest with where you messed it up.
Raise the bar.
Do you notice this as well?
How can we raise the bar?