Familiarity and experience is good to have and plenty valuable. But nothing was ever lost through the effort and time to double-check. Even a gut-check partially through a task or operation can be a warning signal.
To ignore it, to dismiss it... sometimes the reliance on what we know (or what we think we know), is the very thing that gets us into trouble.
It doesn't take much. We think we are doing well, doing things right, making good time. Then reality sets in. A question is asked. A statement is made.
The light-bulb goes off and you aren't anywhere in the ballpark.
Frustration. Stress. Anxiety. You are far from effective and even father from efficient.
Yet, God's grace is sufficient.
No matter your place or responsibility in life, such moments happen to the best of us (and the worst among us). Ministry operations are just as prone. And just as problematic.
So, pray this #effectiveSunday, for those ministries and circumstances where major course corrections are having to be made. May God grant wisdom and discernment to know what changes need to be made and how best to go about them. Pray for strength, for the the extra effort, resources and time that will be required as a result. May, despite our failures and mistakes, God would use such moments for His glory; that when we lack understanding and perspective, God is working the miraculous. May lessons be learned and faith strengthened, as we continue to press forward and persevere towards the plans and purposes God has ordained for our lives.
Mistakes are opportunities for the miraculous
Reminders that without Him
We can and are nothing.
But by the grace of God,
We live and move and have our being.
For His glory.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.