[“Church Without…” is a series of think-pieces designed to slowly deconstruct what we think is essential to having church and to call attention to the hidden barriers we’ve erected between ourselves and the Great Commission.]
I’m six-foot and three-inches tall. You’d think that would mean that I live without a lot of limitations. I can get anything I want off the top shelf of the cabinet. I can ride all the roller coasters I want—I don’t, by the way, cause I’m afraid of them—and I never get lost in a crowd.
And yet, I can’t find pants that fit my elongated and enlarged frame.
I cannot buy a traditionally sized car.
I cannot move discretely to the front of the church on Sunday morning during the sermon.
I have limitations because of my height, even if my height does remove some limitations.
The moral is here that everyone, every church has some limitations, so who cares?!
I don’t remember seeing an asterisk on the Great Commission, nor do I think that Jesus equivocated at all when He said, “Go…”
As we approach our task as church tech, leaders, and volunteers, we have to realize that we will encounter some limitations of budget, manpower, even vision, but we will never be excused for seeing our limitation as an excuse. We must get moving! We must simply “Go…” and entrust the success with Jesus.
Face your limitations down. Know them. Name them. And then move on anyway. Either you will overcome them or God will bless you despite them. The only way to lose is not to move.