Monday, July 20, 2009

When We Can't, God Can!

Hello ladies! I am writing my post late at night ... again! What is wrong with me? I am so not a late night person. But I several projects going on right now, one really big one. Jason and I and Shannon and her husband are league directors for the UPWARD basketball program at our church. We are new at this role so it is taking a lot of time and preparation to get us going in the right direction. I just came home from a meeting with the four of us and my head is spinning!! We have so much to do. Sometimes I wonder how we are going to accomplish our very long list of things to do. I am sure you all can relate to feeling this way.

I have a habit of taking on the stress of a big project without handing it over to God first thing. I know in my heart that I cannot make this all happen on my own. Neither can just the four of us humans. But I want to take ownership and control of the details and make it all work. I get frustrated if one of the balls drop in my juggling act. The key to our success in making this ministry fabulous is giving it to God every single day..... lifting it up in prayer, asking for guidance, asking for God to place people in our hearts who will lead along with us, and praying for the children who will participate. Only He knows the outcome of labors. I believe he has placed this ministry before us for a reason, and He will guide is in the right direction.

What is the famous song, "Jesus Take the Wheel?" I am really trying to be intentional in letting God guide my efforts right now regarding UPWARD. Naturally, I have doubts about my own abilities to do this project, and in whether the church will receive our leadership and grab on to the vision. But this I do know:

"I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." (Phillipians 4:13)
"For we are God's workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10)

I am thankful for this opportunity to serve Him, and I am thankful to my co-leaders for their dedication to the ministry and its purpose. Could you please pray for us in the coming weeks and months as we continue to plan and seek to do God's will in our community? UPWARD's vision is to win as many children over for Christ as possible.
Thank you for your prayers!

1 comment:

  1. "For God did not give us a spirit of fear and timidity but of power, love, and self-discipline." Claim that verse when those doubts come up because I know He will be with you as you serve Him. You will be in my prayers.