Working in church ministry, I can say that there is never a dull moment! That's what is so great about it! Lots of work to do, and it takes the whole team to get it done. Are you someone who is actively participating, or sitting on the sidelines? The problem with sitting on the sidelines is that you don't get the satisfaction of being a part of something greater and bigger than yourself. It's such a great feeling to be able to reach beyond your reach, to influence those in other circles, and to be able to get down in the trenches with others who have a passion like you. It may seem restful to sit on the sidelines, but unless you're working hard, there's nothing to rest from, and you end up feeling lazy rather than restful. That happens to me sometimes in the summer. I'm resting, which is great, but sometimes if I rest too much I feel lazy and unproductive. Work is a good thing; it's healthy (especially emotionally) to work hard. Some people, like myself, are more on top of their game when they're busy. They're more organized, efficient, and productive!
As Fall approaches, we have to kiss Summer good-bye. I hope yours was wonderful! Mine certainly was! Now it's time to buckle down and get back in the swing of things. I'm looking forward to getting into a regular routine. In doing so, I want to make sure I keep on track and stay focused on the Lord, doing my best work for Him. I am looking forward to some projects being completed soon, and getting out in the community to inspire young people, and share words of truth and comfort.
I welcome opportunities to come and speak with older kids and teens about having strong character, and making their lives count for Christ. Please let me know if I can come to your church or school or club. I have been booking in the Fall, and am excited about some opportunities I have lined up. Together we can all make a dent in this world, making a difference in our world for God. It is not in vain! There may be labor pains in your work, but if they are a labor of love, their rewards will be sweet. God bless you!