Here’s my final “next step” thought from the class I took with Alan. I’ll process more of the ideas from the class later, but these are simply a few of the things I need to apply from the time personally. As with any classroom environment, it’s easy to get stuck in the theory and never get to the action. So, before any of the ideas are processed, it’s probably best to process those actions I feel God’s pressing in on my heart.
- I am not, but I know I AM – This one isn’t a “next step,” but a feeling I have from the week. Louie Giglio spoke about this “I am not” idea once. I’m not much of anything, but I’m following the God of the universe. He’s where my worth and value come from.In a class like this, I’m always drawn to the people who are doing it – people in the midst of ministry. I’m doing some things – but they’re very little. Very little. I don’t have much to offer in discussion. But I dive in anyway. It’s both a humbling, and actually freeing, experience.
I’m excited to have the chance to be a small part of what God’s doing, and I hope that excitement overshadows any feelings of “I’m not good enough” or “I’m really, really good at this.” We’re all in ministry, and we all have the amazing opportunity to be a part of what God’s doing. It’s worth the risk, discipline, and sacrifice every single time. I want to live into that truth.