I posted last week that the Big 10 is the most overrated college football conference in America. Michigan got pounded by USC and I said then that they were overrated. Now I am half watching the National Championship game and THE Ohio State is getting pounded by the underdog Florida. On one hand it kills me that Florida is going to win another national championship but I despise the the Big 10 so much that it doesn’t matter. On the other hand I watched the "two best teams in america" get destroyed. Happy day.
It just reminds to never believe your press. It is never true and can lead to a huge fall. If I was to apply this to church planting I would relate it to people’s expectations. If I started believing them I would be crushed if their expectations didn’t happen. Besides people revel when the big guy goes down.