Thursday, February 11, 2010
Why Do They Wait?
Probably one of the hardest parts about this business is adapting to the fact that singles typically wait until the last minute to sign up for our events. For example, at our first Cache' Connections event in Naperville, we had only 30 people signed up two weeks out and the church point person emailed us and asked whether we were considering canceling the event. So, here's where "the rubber meets the road." Do we do the rational thing and protect our investment or go forward trusting God to work it out and deliver on his promises? Over and over we have held onto this scripture for ALL it's worth... "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." Corinthians 4:18 We were sure glad we went forward with that first event in Naperville as we ended up with 425+ singles coming that night!
I'm not saying this is getting easy... maybe easier. Now before getting worried when sign ups are low, we evaluate whether we have done our part in working to make sure we get the word out in every way within our means. If so, we go forth believing that no matter whether there is 100 or 400 that show up, God has a plan for great things to happen!
So, as Valentine's Day events and Disney are approaching... here we go again!