Monday, November 16, 2009

Sweatin' the Details

This past retreat weekend with Jr. & Sr. High students was amazing. There are so many stories to share that I don't know where to begin.

One of the largest lessons that I learned this weekend was that it's not about me. God is so much larger than all of the details, and yet God is always working in the little details and taking care of everything behind the scenes and in front of things so that His will and purpose are accomplished.

As a youth worker, I'm learning more about what it means to partner with what God is already doing. This was never more evident than during this past weekend. Hearing and seeing students respond to the love of Christ was all it took for me to understand, yet again, that my role is about letting go and letting God. Sometimes I can get in the way of what God wants to do simply because I'm trying to rescue things or trying to make things look and feel a certain way. While it is good to plan and to focus and to pursue excellence, when these things become my goal, I've lost sight of what truly matters.

I'm learning to approach life in a different way. My perspective is changing. Instead of trying to cultivate spirituality out of thin air, I'm learning to find where God is at work and see how I can partner with what He is doing.

I'm more and more convinced that these younger generations are blessed and anointed by God to do a work that only He can do in and through them. I'm excited to be a part of it and to partner with what God is doing. May the name of Jesus continue to reign supreme in the hearts, minds and souls of the men and women who claim to be followers of Him, and may the world we live in benefit from the richness of God's grace and mercy flowing through the body of Christ here on earth.

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