God has gently reminded me more than once that the onus for what he has promised is not on me. It is on him.
When change “just happens,” it never happens to move the organization’s goals forward.
“Today, patience is one of the greatest gifts we can give others.”
“We actually get to see what a fully moral person looks like: it’s Jesus.”
“But then he takes that sweet gift to Jesus, knowing that there is no way it can help, but at least it’s something.”
What’s happening here? Elijah experienced a huge letdown. Even more, he experienced it in the midst of being faithful. He was wondering what he did wrong and if he was the person that he thought he was, if he was the right person for the job. Perhaps he thought to himself, “I did something wrong; it is my fault,” or, “I have been let down by God.”
“There is a holy reckoning unfolding before us in the church.”
“We are all being formed by something.”
“There is membership not in what is owed to ourselves, but in what is owed to Christ because we are now in him.”
How do we know when an organization isn’t healthy?