Organizations love momentum.
Momentum comes from wins, sales, growth, revival…call it what you want, but when you have it everyone can feel it. Momentum is tangible progress. However, there is one danger in momentum.
Momentum can carry you right past the turn you need to make.
I was driving in a busy metro area last week trying to keep up with the pace of traffic when suddenly I saw the turn I needed to make. I immediately knew that my current speed and the flow of traffic was not going to allow me to make the turn, so I ran right past the needed course correction.
Churches are bad about living off of momentum. Churches often call this “revival,” and no one wants to kill the momentum of “revival.”