Looking back on our ministry, the best times have been when we saw that we were on an adventure. The events that evidenced God’s day-to-day involvement in our lives made the adventure exciting as we looked forward with eager anticipation to what might happen next as we lived it out.
However, as we continued living, the adventure faded.
There are so many things that can cause that to happen. In our case it’s been, primarily, a two-fold challenge. The first is just trying to make it, financially, day-to-day and week-to-week, from paycheck to paycheck or many times, from paycheck to not-quite-the-next paycheck. Second, diminished ministry opportunity has left us with a sense of unfulfillment.
When survival and unfulfillment become your focus you no longer see the adventure. The adventure is still there, but it’s lost in the shadows.
My prayer, today, is that our focus would once again be on the adventure, as we “fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith…” For life with Jesus truly is still an adventure. And adventures are meant to be enjoyed!