I can't get away from the thought....what if I've been doing things well, all my life, but there has always been a better way. What if I even, quite by accident, every once in a while did the correct thing, but seemed to always revert back to what was comfortable.
I can't seem to move away from these thoughts. It doesn't haunt me, but it is always on my mind. If I am doing things wrong who's to blame? I love this quote from Theodore Roosevelt "If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."
Ephesians 4:12 "to equip his people for works of service"
“The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt
I recently heard that youth ministry must become, nothing less than a "Trade School for future Ministers". Those in the vocation, and those in the real world, of which, we shouldn't see as different. In essence what is my job, to teach and walk beside a student to teach them how to read a compass.
To provide Love, to give Value, and to help discover Purpose, and NEVER underestimate what they can accomplish. Does this not equal HOPE?
Books to read: Be With Factor By Bo Bosher, The Boy Crisis By Warren Farrell and John Gray