Have you ever felt like you finally finished something only to realize that the work has just begun? I felt that way today. I finally finished my office. I got it painted & setup, and now all I have to do is bring a few more minors things over. After I was done I sat in my office, and I just looked around. And I think I knew what God felt like when He created the earth, and He said it was good. Then He rested. I however did not. Just as I got comfortable the thoughts of things that needed to be done came rushing into my head. I then realized I only thought I was finished. I did step back, and consider what God has blessed me with. He has given me a very supportive family, a loving church, the tools needed to accomplish His ministry, and a fellow laborer (Pastor Brandon). I don’t know what it is, but for the first time in a long time I really feel like I can trust & depend on my pastor. I feel appreciated, trusted, encouraged, and uplifted by him. Those are rare feelings sometimes in the ministry. He’s probably reading this right now getting a big head. (J/K) I did just want to take the time to thank him.
Anyways back on subject.
I realized I had a lot ahead of me, but a peace came over me. Kind of like a sense of accomplishment without even getting started. Over the years in ministry I have learned to just turn it over to the Lord, and let him have control. That is probably one of the hardest things for a carnally minded individual to do. I simply began to prioritize things, and schedule them into my work week. I have to say being in full time ministry is awesome. I have dreamed of this for a long time. For too long I have been scheduling ministry work into my family time, and it is a true blessing to be able to fully devote that time to them. The only problem I am having now is trying to get to sleep at night. I am just soooo excited. Great ideas just keep popping into my head at bed time, and just as I am about to fall asleep; another one pops in. I’m sure after a lot of the newness wares off, and I get settled my sleep habits will regulate back out. In the mean time be praying for me. I guess I don’t have a lot of spiritual advice for you except for one point.
“These things I have spoken unto you,that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have over come the world.”
Remember that and you should be ok.