- Worship Team member
- Lifegroup host
- Creative Team member
- Lifepoint Kids mom
- Building Vision Team member
I don’t say this for a pat on the back. I don’t say this to wow anyone with my list of activities. I don’t even say this as a cry for help (although I don’t ever turn down help!). I say this to show you how deeply I’m invested in, and how much I care about so many different pieces of the Lifepoint puzzle. Everything matters to me. I can’t look at a facet of one puzzle piece without considering its impact on another.
As we, on the Building Vision Team, continue to dig through each part of the potential new building, my global investment in LifePoint can leave me feeling overwhelmed by the details. It’s easy to mentally check out and use excuses like “someone else will figure it out” or “my opinion isn’t important here” or “that’s not a big deal”. But the truth is, the details matter! Hear me, Lifepoint: No detail is too small to consider.
In piecing together this building, I’m quickly learning the domino-effect that decisions have- both good and bad. The placement of doors will effect the efficiency of how people move throughout our building. The location of our offices will affect how we do midweek ministry. The elevation of our parking lots and building can aid or deter people in their decision to come to our church. The routing of our HVAC can affect how we experience worship. No detail is too small to consider. We are seeking the Lord’s will in each and every decision with the understanding that just as nothing is too big for God, nothing is too small for God either. Those details help facilitate the big picture: We exist to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Our building is going to help us do just that.
This “details” lesson came at the perfect time for my family and me, as we were considering our financial contribution to the capital campaign. We were looking at our budget, scratching our heads and saying that we didn’t have any more to give. We didn’t even feel like we had enough at our current level of giving. That’s when it happened. The gentle voice of God reminded us, “No detail is too small to consider“. We started digging and found that by looking at the little things, making cuts, and making changes, we were able to increase our giving. But that’s not it. It’s more than that. We are trusting all our finances and plans completely to God. Turning over those “details” helped us see the big picture: We are called to lay ourselves down and surrender to God, because He is so good.
I want that for you. This feeling- this surrendered feeling of trust- is just too good to keep to myself. Remember, the details help facilitate the big picture- your time, your financial investments, your desires, your heart- who’s in control of them? No detail is too small to consider.