News Flash: People love to question good ideas when they didn’t come up with them. They will find a reason, or more often reasons, why your idea or the strategy that you are implementing isn’t right. They will find flaws and holes. They will think of ten different ways that are better than what you and your team came up with.
Don’t be surprised. People will be critical. Sometimes they are right. But lots of times, they aren’t. Have you prayed about your plan? Have you had conversations and discussed your options? Have you done the necessary work of coming to a good decision, involving the right people at the right time? Then don’t doubt that. People will always come in as the last coat of paint is going on the wall with an opinion that you should have gone with a darker shade. But you won’t. Because you are doing what best. Not because you came up with it, but because you followed your process and trust the team that is doing ministry. Listen to yourself. Trust your process. Follow where that leads.