I watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” every December. George Bailey had many dreams but they were put on hold for the sake of others. He lives in Bedford Falls with his family, trying to keep the Building and Loan afloat.
At one point, he realizes that he is in serious trouble. He wishes he had never been born. He is given the opportunity to see what his community would have been like if he had never existed.
He is able to see how much his life has impacted some many people in his family, his town, and beyond. He really has lived a wonderful life.
Many, many Christian leaders vastly underestimate how God is using them. So often we think about what we are lacking. We focus on the deficiencies in our churches and in our own lives.
I know this all too well. I can look back at times when I greatly underestimated the power of God to work through someone like me.
Maybe your impact and influence is far greater than you think. Perhaps you are making a significant kingdom difference, far greater than you might think.
What helps you to stay focused on what God is doing in your life instead of your deficiencies?