Have you ever made the statements, "that’s good enough," “that will do for now," “that will get us by until…"? All of those statements are settling.
Why do we settle for average when we don’t serve an average God?
I don’t think deep down that people want to be average. I believe there is something in all of us that longs for the extraordinary.
We don’t want to live life on the shelf. We want to live life on the edge.
Mundane, boring and predictable are not in the vocabulary of the Kingdom minded. I say we abandon average. Let’s get rid of status quo and just “getting by” and “it’s good enough.” God didn’t save you to be average. Let’s pursue God’s highest and best.
The average church is declining by 9% a year.
The average church is begging for money and is not accomplishing God-sized Kingdom opportunities.
The average church is seeking a new Pastor every two years. (Easier to find a new Pastor than to break the cycle of average.)
The average Christian is living below their God given potential and Kingdom effectiveness.
Isn’t it amazing how we do not want to settle for average in other areas of our lives?
Do you want to have an average dinner tonight or a fantastic dinner?
Do you want your kids to have the best teacher or just the average teacher?
Do you want your favorite sports team to be average or the best in their division?
Do you want an average marriage or a healthy, vital, dynamic marriage?
Do you want to be operated on by an average surgeon or the best in the country?
So why would you not desire that your church and your spiritual life be so much more than average?
Let’s not settle!