In my life there are things that I want less of.

Less meetings on my calendar.
Less stress over the insignificant.
Less pounds on the scale.

In contrast, there are also things I want more of.

More time for coffee in the morning.
More mad-money to play and have fun.
More space to invest in things that make a greater impact.

I don’t know that I’m much different from anyone else. Everyone wants their time to have meaning. Some may be more aware of that truth than others, but it’s a pulse that beats in all of us.

We want our lives to count.

And because we want our lives to count, we want this year to count. And because we want this year to count, we want this month to count. And because we want this month to count… you get the picture.

But it’s easy to get busy, and spend a lot of our day on things that seem insignificant. Nobody wants that. We all want something more.

The truth is…. I want more. But not just more of anything… I want more of the significant.

And so do you.

Which is why you are a Small Group Leader.

Maybe you started because a friend invited you… or your pastor said you should… or you figured you have kids here so you should do your part. Whatever the reason for beginning, that’s not the reason you stick.

You stick because you know the significance of your role as Small Group Leader to your few.

You stick because you know that no matter how crazy last week might have been next week can be better.

You stick because you know that every week you show up you have the chance to invest in a new way.

You stick because what you do is significant.

Have you ever considered who else might want more?

Not more things to do in a week.

Not more obligations to fulfill.

But more significance. More meaning. More satisfaction.

Don’t be afraid to invite others to more.

It’s our nature to respond to an invitation as an obligation. But that invitation can shift to more significance once they see what God can do through them. But it starts with an invitation. And instead of making the invite a “please-they-really-need-more-volunteers” invitations, what if you’re invitation said “This is SO important.”

Don’t be afraid to invite others to more. They’ll thank you for it.

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Gina is the Children’s Pastor at Faith Promise Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Gina is driven by the idea of equipping, encouraging & empowering parents for the journey of teaching their kids to love and be loved by Jesus. Based upon her experience as a mom, she identifies with the everyday challenges of parenting. Gina and her husband, Kyle, have three kids, Keegan, Josie and Connor.

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