Today @ The Gathering we completed our nine-week series “You Got Great Potential” with the last essential of an extraordinary life, a long-look ability. We talked about the importance of perseverance and determination, and how we live today will determine not only our success, but our legacy. The Scriptures are clear when they warn, “To whom much is given, much shall be required.”
In order to determine if you’re living today in light of eternity, or as if what you do today matters forever, we asked three questions to help us realize whether we’re living up to our God-given potential.
1. Are you giving everything you do, everything you’ve got?
2. Are you doing work that matters?
3. Are you doing what you were born to do?
When we’re going through a difficult time, in the middle of a transition facing a much-needed change, it often seems there is not much we can do in the moment. But that would be false because there are four daily decisions that will determine what your long-term legacy will be.
1. Get up.
2. Suit up.
3. Show up. 99% of almost all daily successes are just simply being at the right place at the right time.
4. Do the next right thing. The next right think might not seem like a big thing, a bold thing, or a world-changing thing. But it is always the next right thing that gets us to where we want to be. When you do that 365 days of every year that you live, you’d be amazed at how much progress you can make.
We hold onto the promise that we’re given in the Scriptures: if we don’t become weary and give up, we will reap a harvest. That’s God’s promise.
Today we were introduced to Portable Church Industries who have been with us all weekend meeting with our leadership and all of our ministry people, helping us turn the theatre into an exciting environment where people of all ages can come and experience God. It will be exciting to see what new changes are up ahead.
Today it was also announced that beginning next Sunday, we will be entering through the front of the theatre. Since we’ve been at the Carmike Theater we’ve been asked to enter through the back. But it all changes next weekend. So you can park in the front and enter through the front. That’s a lot more exciting than entering through the back door, wouldn’t you agree?
We also announced our brand new series called “We Don’t Do Fear.” For the next four weeks we’ll be talking about how we join together to be the good news that Jesus called us to be. It’s especially important in a bad news world. So be sure and be here for the first of four parts, “Let’s Create Something Cool.”