Flashback Friday: You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!
Churches seem to live in the culture of “yes”:
- “Yes, we’ll start that program.”
- “Yes, we’ll turn the music down.”
- “Yes, we’ll offer both a traditional service and a contemporary service and a service for left handed hazel eyed Republicans who have vertigo.”
Let me be clear: I believe in yes. I’m a people pleaser by nature (translated: fear of man), so I like trying to give people what they want.
But what happens when what the greater good wants is directly opposite of what someone else wants?
I think there’s two keys to handling a “no” when you’d rather give a “yes”: