My wife, Anna, and I are planting a church.
Actually it is a site plant of another church, and we love it.
Here is what we have:
1. We have excitement about what we are doing.
2. We have a desire to reach people for Jesus.
3. We have mentors who have gone before us.
And . . .
4. We have tough conversations.
Tough conversations are not always easy, and they do not always feel good. When one is doing something new, a lot of times he doesn’t see everything that the people who have gone before him see. And if he is willing to have these tough conversations he will grow, mature, and go places he has never been . . . good places.
But . . .
If he is unwilling to listen to others and defensive because of pride, he will have a ceiling of not only growth but also influence for God’s Kingdom.
So . . .
Consider this verse from Proverbs 12:15: “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” -(ESV)
And don’t be afraid of tough conversations.