I spent the day in meetings and once again I am always blown away by the guys that God has put in my life. Leaders who don’t have other leaders speaking into their lives are dead in the water. Yet guys who are open to receiving instruction have a much higher ceiling (memorize this verse). I think this is one of the lessons church planters need to learn: stop talking about how awesome you/ your vision/ your idea are and listen to people who are older and wiser than you!
Here’s a truth you need to know: all the stuff you’re sure is going to work before you’ve had your first service… it won’t. You’ll find out that you’re just as clueless as the rest of us. That’s why you can always tell the guys who are a year or 2 into planting and the guys who are yet to start. One has all the answers and the others has realized he doesn’t know anything and needs to learn as much as he can as fast as he can 🙂