Tomorrow is September 11, 2010. Nine years ago our country experienced an event that has forever changed who we are. For many, there was the personal tragedy of lost loved ones. For all of us there has been economical change and many have loved ones serving in the military as a result of that day. For others, they may have turned to spiritual things seeking meaning to life and circumstances. But no one who lives in the United States was unaffected.The events of 9/11 changed the world forever.
What other life changing events have you experienced personally? What about in ministry? Were there any changes that brought growth and reached more women for Christ?
One change for me was the study Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. It changed the way I viewed ministry. For the first time I realized that my primary responsibility was not to create ministry. That was God’s job. He was already working all around me and stirring hearts. What I had to do was to know Him so intimately that I knew exactly where He was inviting me to join Him in HIS work.
That forever changed the way I view ministry…His, not mine. I am asking Him daily to show me where He is at work, inviting me to participate with Him in that assignment. Work that involves many for His Kingdom and for His ministry in our world.
Do you ever stop and consider what small or large “redirection” in your life or ministry might mean? If you missed the February 5 post about a book titled The Butterfly Effect, I’d encourage you to take a look here . Amazing things happen in the course of a lifetime that can filter out to touch many other lives.
Leaders, keep in mind, especially in the midst of constant change and often difficult personal or ministry challenges, that what you do today will last long beyond your lifetime. Changes you make now will leave a lasting legacy.
Stop and ask God today what He is saying to you about the ministry you are leading. What life changing events have changed your life and your ministry? Please share them in the comments box.