To Love & To Lead: Staff Discussions

ARE WE THERE YET?

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 by Shea Marsh, Children's Minister

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Two weeks ago Eric and I put our kids to bed and as usual collapsed on the couch to try and spend a few moments together before we inevitably fall asleep to the glow of the T.V.  When we sat down we began to talk.  It had been a particularly frustrating day.  I voiced the question that had been swirling around in my mind all day.  "Why do I continue to have the same struggles"...why do I still lose patience with my kids, why do I succumb to anxiety, why am I ungrateful, where is my joy...and the list goes on.  Eric's response "Because you're not in heaven yet."  Not what was I looking for- I was looking for a "4 steps to bearing more fruit" pep talk.  That week at Timothy Team we taught about David and it resonated with my soul.  I found great encouragement in David's story.  Acts 13:22 "I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after my heart, who will do my will." In my opinion, there is no higher compliment than to be called a man (or woman) after God's own heart. My heart was at peace after reviewing David's life.  David committed great sin and attempted to conceal it.  God loved David enough to send the prophet Nathanial to him to call him out of his sin and repent. David was convicted, turned and obeyed God and God continued to use him.

If you're like me and you wonder why you haven't "arrived" at the pinnacle of spiritual maturity yet, take heart.  God uses us inspite of our flaws and sin to further His Kingdom. He uses our weaknesses to remind us of our constant need for him.  

"Satan wants you to see your weaknesses and despair.  God wants you to see His work in your weakness and rejoice."  - Charlene Nelson  

Shea Marsh

 



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