Life in a pastor’s family is a mystery to most church-goers. They see only snippets of their pastor’s life — Sunday morning sermons, hospital visits, Sunday lunch, business meetings. The every day experiences of a pastor and his family far outreach the view of most congregants.
We often believe family, financial, or physical limitations prevent us from serving God to our fullest. We succumb to pressure to do more. We strive to “fix” our lives or we give up on being useful to God because difficulties. However, our circumstances are no surprise to God. We can always find ways to glorify God and love others, regardless of life’s challenges.
My youngest daughter was baptized recently. As we talked about her upcoming baptism, she asked a simple yet profound question, “How do I know what God wants me to do?” Read the four introspective questions that emerged from that conversation which will help us all discover our gifts.
We all long for meaningful lives. We want to end each day with a sense of accomplishment. Yet for many of us, days are harried. We rush out of the house to commute to work or we wake to tend small children. Our lives are full. But instead of experiencing overflowing fullness, the weight of life threatens to crush us under a mountain of unmet expectations. Learn how Tim Challies’ book, Do More Better, can help you find peace, order, and joy in the new year.