It doesn’t take much for someone to lose their confidence, mojo or swagger. Life has a way of being cruel, dropping bombshells out of no where that can paralyze souls. Thus, if you take a few moments to observe individuals around you, you’ll find many going through the motions. Struggling to get through each week, I finding myself in a similar pattern, hoping to discover a state that is more than enough.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children, Hosea 4:6.
When you’re left looking for answers to get out of a funk, sometimes you need to examine the past to see what’s led to previous success. For me, the greatest influence in my life was nearly two months I spent at Tentmakers Youth Ministry Trade School. Every day I was challenged, equipped and pressed to develop a vision oriented life style. Once I received a full time position in Columbus, Indiana, I applied a 90 day action plan to perfection. Unfortunately, after 90 days I was in foreign territories, not sure what to do. Subsequently, I lost my way and passion for youth ministry.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly, John 10:10.”
I guess what I am trying to say is that I’m tired of mediocrity. Yet, until I rebuild a life based upon discipline, purpose and vision, the crappy results will remain the same. When push comes to shove, something has to give. Therefore, join me in this quest to find a state that is more than enough by rediscovering the abundant life of Christ. Sure, there will be growing pains but the effort is worth the journey.
by Jay Mankus