Hybels’ words to a church that said “if we could just hire two more people, everything would change. Until then, we’re stuck”:
He said essentially: “If you are sick enough of being stuck, you get on the solution side of the problem and take action. You will find the resources and do what you have to do to make it happen.”
They were a bit frustrated at first! But a few days later they called and said: “We were making excuses for being stuck, instead of making bold new solutions to problems.”
“Your job as a leader is not to pontificate or preside over your organizations’ demise, but to move from here to there. And you have to believe from the core of your being that God is willing and eager to help you move from here to there. If you don’t believe that anymore, step aside. Make room for a leader who believes God can enable you to move from here to there.”
“Summits exist to ring your bell. There is too much at stake in this world for leaders to have a defeatist mindset.”
“Good story of a recent discussion on why the next five years at the church should be the best five years. That is what they believe and are seeking. Why not think and seek the same thing at your church? It really comes down to whether you want this and believe it. Why go out with a whimper? Why hobble to the end? How you finish is how you will always be remembered. Why not take a full sprint to the finish line?
“My challenge to you is: Don’t end it with a whimper.
“It really all comes down to whether you want your next five to be your best five.”