When you reach the place where you're satisfied with how things are...satisfied with how many kids and parents you're reaching...satisfied with how much you know...satisfied in your relationship with God...satisfied with how many people are volunteering...you're in a dangerous place.
Satisfaction is the enemy of growth...satisfaction is the enemy of improvement...satisfaction is the enemy of excellence....satisfaction is the enemy of going to the next level.
By satisfaction, I'm not referring to contentment. Paul says we are to be content with our physical provisions. This refers to our housing, food, clothes, etc.
But he says we are not to be satisfied in spiritual matters. Hear his heart cry in Philippians 3:13-14.
"Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you; however, let us keep living by that same standard to which we have attained."
Have you taken your foot off the pedal and decided to just put it on cruise control?
Have you grown satisfied with how many kids and families you're reaching?
Have you stopped reading, growing, stretching?
Have you stopped actively looking for ways to improve the ministry?
Don't let satisfaction set in!
Start asking these questions again...
How can we reach more kids and families?
What can we do better?
What can we learn this week?
How can we get to the next level?
TAKE ACTION AGAINST YOUR SATISFACTION.