Strength in Weakness

So I’m still getting some feedback from last week when I spoke on Sunday Morning.  And It’s good, and people think that I’m down in the dumps and depressed. And I don’t think I am but who knows.

But I will tell you this.  there are days when I want to throw it all in and just drive a truck from here to Iowa every week, because that sounds like a nice predictible job where it’s just me the road and my iPod.  But that’s not what God has called me to, so I’m not going to do it.  God has called me to be a minister of the Gospel, and he’s teaching me in struggle, and he’s building something in me.

And even if you are not a pastor you know what I’m talking about, where you feel like the world is crashing in and you just don’t know what to do.  It’s those times when you need to just trust God and the call that he has put on  your life.  And it’s when you can do that, that you can really worship, and you can Count it All Joy!

If you are feeling that way, let me recommend a couple of messages that I have to go back to over and over again because the speak to me deeply.

Both of these are from last years Resurgence Conference.

Darrin Patrick’s Opening Session is incredibly honest and powerful.

The Second is Gravity, from Matt Chandler.  Both of these messages have spoken to my heart and they both have really helped me in the struggles and frustrations and trials that ministry and life in general throw at me.

I hope that you download these and that you find encouragement in them.

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One thought on “Strength in Weakness

  1. Yo bro…I hear ya…I know I have felt that way before. I think we all may at sometimes.

    Ministry can be hard and draining. I love pouring in to peoples lives and seeing them grow. When you constantly do that it is taxing on your own life.

    I know people say that is why you have to be tapped in to God and having Him pour in to you. But it still is taxing.

    Keep it up my brother.

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