I’m becoming more and more convinced that the storms we experience in life come from multiple sources. There’s the “God breathed” storms…the ones designed to teach you something or move you towards a new direction. There’s the “Evil storms”…the ones satan throws your way to distract you and throw you off course. Then there’s the “self made” storms…the ones we stir up out of our own human stupidity. These are the worst of all. These are the kinds of fiasco’s that you look back on later in life (or later that week in some cases) and wonder what in the world you were thinking.

We are all just as susceptibleto these storms inside ministry life as we are outside of it. God desires to lead your ministry and He will do so by force (or a storm) if necessary. Satan, on the other hand, desires to demolish your work and will huff and puff with all he has to make certain you fail. It’s the human factor however, that seems to truly get in the way. Selfish decisions, short sighted vision, poor choices, divisive attitudes, pride, arrogance…all of these stir up the winds and the rains in our ministry and can ultimately lead to disaster.

The solution to the storm is found in the same place the disciple’s found it, out on a stormy lake, in an old wooden boat. Jesus is the hand that calms the storm. Sometimes we leave Him sleeping in the back of our ministries and forget that he’s on this journey with us. When the storm hits, we hurry to wake Him up so we can get us out of the jam were stuck in.

I wonder how different things would be if we didn’t forget He was there in the first place…just a thought.


One Response

  1. So true! Thank you for sharing….

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