Waiting does not have to create bitterness, anger or loss of hope: it can establish a deeper trust and knowledge of who God is and his love for you. I pray that you would experience him intimately as you wait on him.
Everywhere I go I seem to be having the same conversation over and over again. It’s a conversation that I find myself having with friends, partners, pastors, P2C staff and our student leaders. “The need is so great, but we are so inadequately supplied.”
When surrounded by masses of hungry people—soul-hungry students—how can we possibly feed them all? We are surrounded by students who are hungry and longing for love and purpose. If only we had better strategies, or more workers, or more funding, or more time, or energy, or more …
Do we really need more? Or do we need God to do something? Are we even ready for God to meet our needs? I think the story of the little boy who gave up his fish and loaves has something to teach us.
Do you have comparison-itis? Ministry is not immune.
You probably didn’t start out in ministry in an effort to gain accolades or compare your fruitfulness against someone else’s, but somehow it has creeped in. How are you going to deal with the poison of ministry comparison? Greater Toronto, Campus Director, Archie Kenyon is here to help.
“A great test for me is how my heart reacts when I hear about another person or group getting praise for building God’s kingdom. If I notice jealousy or bitterness, I ask God to forgive me. And then I get proactive.” – Archie Kenyon