Monday, October 8, 2007

I love what i do!

A few weeks ago I was in charge of the Jr. High lock-in, which was a lot of fun. I really enjoy doing Jr. High ministry. It's what I would be doing if I wasn't doing children's ministry. But God showed me again this weekend that He has indeed, without a doubt, wired me to be a children's pastor. It isn't that I'm bad at other things. It isn't even that I don't enjoy other things. It's just God saying, "I've created you to be a children's pastor. That's how I've put you together." Sometimes it isn't always that clear. I know there was a time in my life, in fact just less than a year ago, where I would have said, "I have no idea what God wants me to do." But one of the cool things about God is that when we rely on Him, and trust in His judgment to show us what to do, we never have to worry about that stuff. He's got it under control. And if He doesn't want to blast it across the sky (which incidentally, He usually doesn't) we have to be ok with that, and keep our eyes open for the little things that God will show us, that clue us in to what He's got in store. I find that extremely comforting. I know that I don't have to worry about missing a huge message that God has shouted down to me straight from the pearly gates, as trumpets sound and a heavenly chorus proclaims the majesty of the Creator. He hasn't chosen to reveal Himself, and His plan for me, in that way. He knows that I miss things a lot, and it takes a few tries before I notice anything. So He's just sent me a bunch of ordinary, simple messages. I'm sure it's different for different people. That's another part of what makes God so cool. He knows each of us so well, that He'll tailor make His messages to fit. It's just another indicator of just how much He loves each and every one of us.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Dan, you are by far my favorite person. You say here (in much more eloquent and to the point words) what I've been thinking about.

I'm being completely serious.

When I say that you are wise, I'm not just saying that. I mean it.