Good morning dear Facebook family fellowship. Checked your schedule yet? Why is it the first thing we do is to check our Facebook or emails? I guess inquiring minds want to know. In the ministry God has assigned me, it is evident that our pastor/shepherds have their plates stacked full of responsibilities. It is like the circus guy spinning all the plates and he has to keep them all spinning at the same time. It is an endless and tiring effort. I hear a lot of folks say, “alter I retired it seems like my days are busier now than ever before. How did I ever find time to get this done while I was still working?”
Have you watched any of the XFL games (when we had the games)? This new football league has made some changes in how the game is played. People are mic'd. They do interviews with the players after each big play. When there is a call to be made, the refs in the press box are shown as they discuss the decision of the correct call and where the ball is to be placed. We are privy to the coach calling the plays so we (if we understood the play book) know exactly what the plays are. The coaches are in the press box getting a clearer perspective on the game.
I have had my time in the battles. All I see is the guys in front of me. I am in the middle of the war and my perspective is clouded. Or maybe you find yourself in the forest, confused, concerned about the correct path to take. After all, have you not noticed that all trees look the same when you're standing beneath them?
Our ministry life is like that as well. We are in the trenches every day, battling our enemy. We have to keep fighting, we have to keep going, no matter how tiring it is, the work has to get done. We must win at all costs. And sadly, sometimes winning is at all costs. I have discovered that I need planning and prioritizing in my life. I must not get the order of my life out of whack. If I do, then at the end of the day I am exhausted and there are more things left undone than accomplished.
I have found that for me to be effective in any sort of way, I need to look at my life from the press box. I need to get a glimpse of the big picture. I was taught this by our LORD once when I was running on fumes and considering throwing in the towel. It was an October Monday years ago. I knew I needed some time away to be with the LORD for clarification on my life. I was tired and worn to a frazzle. God showed me that my time with Him was the most important time in my life. I was called and commissioned by Him for HIS ministry not my own. My time with Him would improve my time with my family and my time with the church family. God took me to the press box to let me get a better perspective on how He wanted the ministry to be done.
So dear friends, to get a better perspective on life, maybe you need to take a time (guilt free) to just climb up into the press box of ministry and see it from God’s perspective. He has called you and He will guide you each step of the way. Be blessed as you are being a blessing.