Most people want to be part of a big dream. They want their lives to count for something. To achieve something worthwhile – something God-honoring [weather they realize it or not]. The reality is that you take your chances in the process of bringing dreams to life. But – now that I’m becoming increasingly seasoned [ie old] – I know those risks are worth taking. Not stupidly and without forethought, but with an understanding of the costs…
Fear is the main barrier that holds most of us back. Be honest with yourself:
You may be afraid of the cost of your dream – man up, there certainly will be costs to achieve anything good.
You may have experienced negativity from others, or even straight up betrayal. Yep, that’ll happen.
You may have taken a shot to achieve your big dream and failed. That’s OK – everyone fails. Own up to it. Accept the costs to yourself, and learn from it. Try to make up for the damage that your failure may have caused to others.
All of these barriers can cause temporary pain, but – if you accept reality like a grown-up – you can achieve things that make both your world and the world of others a better place. Be brave and dream big.
“A typical day at the office for me begins by asking: What is impossible that I’m going to do today?” – Daniel Lamarre, Cirque du Soliel
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I'm a Christian, a husband, a dad, a son, a pastor, a consultant, a musician, a writer, and bits and pieces of a bunch of other things. My work life has followed three main phases - business to teaching to church. I was the Weekend Services Pastor for nine years at Northview Church, an awesome church in the Indianapolis suburbs. I used to work for Willow Creek, another awesome church in the Chicago area. Plus I've written for various magazines and websites, and other freelancy sorts of things... My life mission is to help the church be as excellent as it can be.
Oh yeah - the name's Greg. Greg Wallace. But not the race car driver or the major league pitcher or the British celebrity chef. Just the creative worship guy. Hi.
It's my hope that these ideas, musings, rants, raves, etc... will inspire you. They're just my opinions - but again, I hope that they'll help to inspire you. Because the church really, really needs inspired creative types. If you're a creative type (and most people are, deep-down), ask God for help. Then take any ideas that are useful to you - borrow them, nab them, use them, adapt them - and make them into something greater...
You can head over to my Instagram site for an abundance of shorter posts: creativeworshipideas. If you're looking for consulting - especially on weekend services, team leadership or multi-site strategies - I'd love to help. Just message me here, and I'll be in touch - Greg
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