Choose to look at what is good
I came across this blog entry recently by one of our Celera coaches, Jud Wilhite. As I reflect back on our past year at South Hills, Jud’s words really hit home with me. His is a thought that can be applied to any business or church setting. There is so much negative out their right now; so much that creates fear. I choose to look at what is good…
FLAT IS THE NEW GOOD
It used to be that when revenue or growth was flat or declining in both the for profit and non-profit sector, we’d ask, “What are we missing? What are we doing wrong?”
As a pastor, these were questions I would ask when the indicators of health that we looked at were showing signs of weakness.
But things are different now. Reality is different. It is hard to even know what questions to ask with the economy in the state that it has been in. Your church or your business may be taking a hard economic hit and may be doing everything right. We’re still adjusting to what the new reality will be.
Everything I read about my local economy in Las Vegas says that if we get to the end of 2010 and we are at the same place we were at toward the end of 2009 economically, we should do back flips for joy.
Everything I read about non-profits says that if your giving for 2010 stays at levels even close to 2009 you should be thankful.
Flat is the new good.
Here at South Hills, 2009 was financially a rough year for us. And yet we continue to see God’s blessing. Lives are changed, needs are met, miracles happen. Often it is in these rougher times that we are able to more clearly see God move in amazing and unexpected ways. God is good. I am thankful.
Until next time,
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears”
– Anthony Robbins