Technology is pretty incredible, when you think about it.
It is amazing what it helps us accomplish.
Even more amazing, it what it helps us avoid.
In the process, it creates some a level of creative excuses that all to often can go unchecked.
Missed call because phone was still on vibrate. It never rang... it went straight to voicemail. I didn't know I had a voicemail until hours later. I was in a building with poor reception; I didn't get your text until I left, hours later.
Then there's this...
A guy quit his job Monday morning. No big deal; happens all the time, right? Well, it threw a kink in the schedule for a few hours. Fortunately, it worked out and I met up with owner sooner than expected; instead of the guy I was waiting on. When I found out he had quit and that was the reason he was a no-show, the next part I didn't see coming. He quit, via text message. Yes, you read that correct.
Here's the part of the story that made me chuckle... Tuesday night, the guy returns my call. He didn't know it was me that was waiting for him Monday morning.
Schedules, deadlines, responsibilities; places to go, people to talk to and things to accomplish. Yet how often, we miss the message God has for us because of all the static of life that interferes and interrupts. If it happens for you and I, how much more for pastors and church leaders!
Pray, on this #associatePastorTuesday (for the hours remaining, my apologies) for the struggles and distractions of life that confront and attempt to stand in the way of hearing the voice of God. Pray for those pastors having difficulty staying focused and grounded in prayer, in the Word and in the high calling which God has placed upon them. May their not be overcome with fear, anxiety, worry or angst, but trust anew and afresh where, when and why God has positioned them where they are and what they are to accomplish.
For it is not about us
But fulfilling the plans and purposes He has called us
And anointed us to complete.
For His glory and honor, we pray.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.