Have you ever been in a place where you can’t get comfortable? Where no matter what seems to be going on, you crave more. You want more? I’m there. I am so dissatisified with where I am currently at ministry wise. I tend to get ahead of myself – wanting what is beyond where I am at. I want bigger, more lives changed, more kids attending, more of God’s presence in my life, etc. I have a great week teaching the kids on Sunday, but yet go home discouraged because I want something greater for them.
We’re gearing up to make some big changes in the Fall to our programming. I know it will be a good choice, but yet I already want more. One verse I was reading stood out to me, maybe this is why we want more — Hosea 13:6 – “When I fed them, they were satisfied;
when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me.”
If we are ever at a place of being satisfied, what do we need God for? If we have arrived and have it all figured out, where can we grow to? Why do we need dependence on Him? One of my daily prayers is for humility. Maybe my lack of contentment is only an answer to my prayer, keeping me from being proud.
Do you ever feel this way in ministry? What are some practical things you do to move beyond it or to overcome it?