Cleareyed or clueless? A number of years ago my family and I were traveling through the North Georgia Mountains. Construction of a new four lane highway on Highway 5 near Ellijay was in progress. Some sections of the road were already using four lanes but others were still being used as a two lane. However, I was unaware of this. Shortly after pulling into the highway I noticed a car coming in my direction in my lane. I shouted, “Look at that crazy driver, he’s coming up the wrong side of the road!” My wife calmly stated, “No, you’re the one on the wrong side of the road, this part is still a two lane road!” I quickly moved into the right lane to get out of the way of the other driver.
I was totally embarrassed for what I had done but I was so certain I was traveling in the right direction in the right lane. I was totally clueless until my wife pointed out I was the one who was crazy!
Churches can think they are definitely going about things in the right way when it comes to keeping the church vibrant and growing but are clueless as to carrying out The Great Commission. Sometimes all we need is something so simple as someone to point us to the way we need to go. Churches which become a GCRC-Great Commission Resource Center don’t have to be clueless. They get a clear view of what it takes to be headed in the right direction to revitalize the life of the local congregation. Take a moment to evaluate if you are cleareyed or clueless with your church ministry.