From the frustrations of minor inconsideration to unfulfilled pledges to misaligned focus and priorities to churches splitting because of building issues, so much can go wrong when it comes to something as mundane as the building in which we meet. God’s grace gives us the power to rise above the pettiness, pride, and discontent. God’s grace empowers us to keep relationships primary.
Grace provides the power for all we need because it comes out of the depth of God’s very being. God’s grace, always available, can be pulled on at any time in any situation.
Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. (Jn. 1:16)
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; (2 Cor. 9:8)
God’s Grace Provides the Lift You Need to Get Above the Frustrations Related to Managing Facilities
People aren’t always considerate in their use of the facilities. They don’t always leave it like they found it. Sometimes it’s difficult to get enough people volunteering to assist in cleaning and maintenance. You could undoubtedly develop a list of frustrations that surface because of church facilities.
Rather than wallow in despair over these frustrations, church leaders can rise above as they pull on God’s grace.
- Church leaders maintain integrity in managing issues related to facilities when they rely on God’s grace.
Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God’s grace. (2 Cor. 1:12)
- Church leaders rise above the difficulties when they focus on the positives of God’s grace rather than the weaknesses in themselves or others.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Cor. 12:9)
- Church leaders guard relationships when they commit people to God’s grace rather than letting their frustration speak.
Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. (Acts 20:32)
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. (Titus 2:11-12)
Church leaders who remember to pull on God’s grace in all situations, even those related to buildings and equipment, will not get mired down in the sludge because God’s grace helps us rise above.