“One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions” Oliver Wendell Holmes

A Church I had a chance to work with in Atlanta recently closed on an 8-acre parcel of land for just over $360,000.00.  That may not be a big deal depending on where you live but the land was crucial for their vision expansion campaign and…

The same piece of property that the seller wanted over 1.3 Million for just two years ago!  What looked impossible two years earlier to the leadership team they were able to accomplish for seemingly no clear reason except that God showed the Church great favor!

Here’s what I’m learning

  1. Stretched beyond rational thinking

By definition faith is irrational.  Great leaders understand this.  That’s precisely why some leaders are just not intimidated by the “facts”.  Faith creates an alternative reality: seas split, and ocean floors become escape routes, jars pour out gallons more without being refilled. Procreative miracles take place, like the opening of blind eyes even when no one has heard of that before!

Jesus said, “Never since the world began has it been heard that any one opened the eyes of a man born blind” No doubt the miracle of Jesus served several divine purposes.  But here in the book of John it seems that sole purpose is the miracle was to stretch our possibility thinking!

  1. Stretched beyond negative thinking

Seth Godin says, “negative thinking feels good. In its own way, we believe that negative thinking works.  Negative thinking feels realistic or soothes our pain or eases our embarrassment.  Negative thinking protects us and lowers expectations”

Where are you and your ministry giving in to negative thinking?