I left the meeting humbled. I realized I don’t have all the answers. Sometimes when we lead we feel we should have all the answers, all the strategy, that all the pressure falls on us. I left the meeting humbled and refreshed.
It was great to see how God was giving other people a passion and vision for a ministry at our church. I was asked a simple answer about defining a win for a particular ministry. I gave an answer that would’ve fit my personal ministry ideas and strategy. Hearing another persons thoughts, adding some of my own insight and wrestling through the challenges, together. Shaping something beautiful out of the chaos. That was kingdom work. I was reminded that I need to surround myself with people that will motivate, inspire, and challenge my way of thinking.
I pray that through my life students and families come to know Jesus. That’s why I got into student ministry. We go to conferences and read books and endure meetings hearing about how to minister to kids. We forget how simple it is. We may plant and water the seed, but it is God who makes it grow. Laying down my personal preferences for His kingdom, that is surrender. I think of the old hymnal that has been sung and quoted by the saints, “My goal is God Himself..At any cost, dear Lord, by any road.”