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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Year End Vision - Could be vs Should be

Do you ever think about the differences between ‘What Could Be and ‘What Should Be’? Most people only see ‘What could be’. They say things like, "If our church did ___________ then it could be ____________." We spend way too much time talking about what could be. "Our church could be bigger. Our staff could be larger. Our congregants could be more giving, loving, caring" and the list goes on.

Could. It's almost a useless word to most of us. How much of our energy is focused on ‘What could be’.

Should. Now there is a word that "Should" be in the churches vocabulary. When one has a vision for something, there is no Could. There is only Should. Could presents an Idea. Should casts a vision. Where Could presents an opinion, Should shows a way.

Should does not say "If" or "If only". Should says, "Let's do it. Let's find a way. Whatever it takes." Could sits on the sidelines and complains about what could be, while Should carries the ball through obstacles and hurdles that most people would never consider approaching.

Should is passionate. Should is on fire. Should makes comfortable people uneasy. Should messes with the status queue. Should is Vision.

There is a significant difference between the outcome of Could and Should. When you begin to focus on Should, Could gets lost. Could cannot operate in the same realm as Should. When Should is in operation, Could grows silent.

Should is not what could be. Should is what must be. One man said "Give me liberty or give me death." Now there is Should. Could would say, we could have liberty if only this and that and you get the picture. Should however, says there is no other option. There is no other recourse. No backup plan. Do or die. Liberty or death.

What Should be for your church in the coming New Year? Many churches are going to spend much time in planning session focusing on Could in the coming weeks. How many though will focus on Should. "We could do _________ this year, but we really Should do __________.

Thank you to all of my readers who have assisted and plodded me to post articles of interest in this blog. You have made it possible for me of what I Should do. The messages and comments you have contributed have blessed my own heart to ‘What I Should do’ the least while enjoying my hard earned retirement, by blogging.

Have a great and Blessed Christmas and exciting New Year 2010. – LINUNDUS.

1 comment:

  1. There is a song called "I should have known better" by the legendary Beatles, well Gundohing you should enjoy your retirement by blogging etc., and besides that you should take care of your health because a healthy body makes a healthy mind and last but not least happy blessed Christmas 2009 to you and your family.