For the sake of full disclosure, this post tackles the phrase “why bother?”.
It’s really easy to say why bother to the things in your life, especially when you feel like they’re “too far gone”.
Cleaning up around the house.
Catching up on lectures.
Trying to make that friendship work.
There are so reasons why we can say why bother, and a lot of those reasons might be true.
But the answer is that maybe sometimes it isn’t up to you to make that decision.
Personally, I was feeling an immense amount of discouragement at the numbers that turned up at SMA Conference. I was almost at the point of why bother if it’s only gonna be a few people. And looking back now I want to hit myself for saying that, because it wasn’t just about numbers. And it wasn’t just my contribution to helping organise the conference, but it was a combined team effort.
And more than that, it’s what God wanted me to be doing. It wasn’t my call to say “why bother?”.
And in the end, I needed to look back and think about what my responsibility is as a leader, and the reason why we do any of these things. It’s not about numbers, it’s about impact on individual lives. Through serving and influence, and encouragement.
For every “it’s possible”, there will be a “why bother”. (Another Furtickism)