A few weeks ago, University of Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops was a bit frustrated with the way his team was playing defense. Stoops said, “They want somebody else to make the play.” Like many coaches, Stoops would have liked for his players to be more pro-active rather than waiting for one of their teammates to make something happen.
This sounds like the church sometimes. It seems that everybody is waiting on somebody else to initiate the action. No one wants to be the first to make something happen. Christians are often much too tentative to step out and get things started.
Someone needs to lead the way. When just one person takes the initiative to make something happen, it often starts a chain reaction of positive events. Enthusiasm grows, and, before you know it, you have a congregation that is on the move!
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”—Romans 12:11.