Sun, Dec 2nd - 6:40PM
Last month we made a decision to stay at our present church. I had been in leadership and some personalities have made it difficult. We tried other churches but no doors felt open. So we have decided to try to make this work instead.
Things have started pretty slowly. I love to teach and was hoping for an opportunity to do so, but it doesn’t look like anything is going to happen anytime soon. Some other promises made seem now like they aren’t going to happen. It has left us still feeling outside the family and uninvolved.
I am coming to the conclusion that this is how it is supposed to be for now. The biggest lesson I have learned through all this is that life is a journey. (Described as a freeway illustration I posted a while back). If this journey includes a long dry spell then so be it. My marriage is great, my kids are great, and my job is ok. Who am I to ask for everything?
God has certainly used dry spells in others. Even Jesus felt abandoned at times. God has his purpose in these spells. Sure I would love to feel great in a church. To have a place to serve. But I believe that this is how God wants it to be for us for now. Although we aren’t perfect, I don’t think we have done so much wrong, or have such a bad attitude, that we have brought this on ourselves.
I think our job is to stay faithful in our attendance to a local church, even if it doesn’t feel rewarding. Isn’t the purpose of attending church to worship God? It is for Him, not for us. Maybe things will get better. We haven’t been trying this for very long. Or maybe it will end and somewhere else will open up. But we will not fail to worship our amazing God just because we don’t feel blessed for doing it