Thursday, January 21, 2010
Bend Not Break
This past year in Youth Ministry has been my toughest. Everything that your teachers tell you about in Bible College that you shrug off (or at least I did) seemed to come to reality this year. There were moments when I really found my self questioning and wondering if God had my back and was in this.
God always has your back.
I've heard someone say that Ministry is marathon.
I've heard someone say that Ministry is a sprint.
I believe Ministry is War.
It's a war you are called to fight in.
It's a fight to pray.
It's a fight to worship.
It's a fight to lead with passion and truth.
It's a war that you fight until The General gives you new orders.
John Mayer might be on to something in his album "Battle Studies," it's Heartbreak Warfare.
My heart has been broken many times.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. (psalm 51)
In those broken moments maybe God is trying to mold you into something new. Mold me into something new. Change is something that you must face and deal with in following the cause of Christ.
Being flexible is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of strength, because you will be bent. The strength comes from not breaking under the pressure.
The bigger the bend in the bow, the further the arrow can go.
Fight the good fight for the true faith. HOLD TIGHTLY to the eternal life to which God has called you. (1 tim 6:12 NLT)