Seth Godin is one of my favorite writers. He just gets the simplicity of cause and effect that our entire existence is built on. This morning he wrote about what I would call the "dream epidemic" we're suffering from. In short, we glorify the long-shot, jackpot winner and all wait around hoping it will happen to us.
But some of us do more than hope. We pray. Sounds good, right? But come on. If you're a church leader - especially a church planter - you have to see past this. Of course you should be praying that God does the impossible in your church. But those prayers are not THE PLAN. The plan is hard, strategic, wise work.
As Seth wrote here, "Getting picked is fine if it happens to you. But it's not a plan. It's a version of waiting and hoping."
If you're a church planter, Matt Keller is a voice of reason and wisdom in a really noisy, fluffy world. Check him and his writing out.