I have no idea what I am doing. I mean that. I have hopes and dreams about what might work, but I am never really sure.
- I have no idea if my efforts will succeed.
- I have no idea if this will turn out the way I hope.
- I have no idea if this will help or hurt what I am trying to accomplish.
- I have no idea if the sermon is going to be good until it is finished.
- I have no idea if the youth lesson is going to connect until it is over.
- I have no idea how to raise my children to be all that God wants them to be.
- I have no idea what the best actions are to build my marriage.
- I have no idea if people will like this blog.
I really have no idea.
BUT – that does not mean that I quit doing.
I still preach and teach. I still lead and love. I still try and work.
As I follower of Jesus and a member of a Church I have learned a few things.
- You never know what God will bless. I am shocked by what activities have succeeded.
- What worked for someone else may not work for me (and vice verse).
- Every situation is unique and God has a unique plan. I especially see this in my own children.
- It’s okay to fail when trying to do something meaningful. Why be a success at something that no one really cares about?
- Failure is hard to define by long term definitions. My life has often been touched by people through just a word or statement they never thought important.
Faith is not just a set of things we believe. It is sometimes about believing that God will work through my lousy efforts. That He will show up and use my energy to have an impact. Even if I have no idea what I am doing.