It’s Not about People
Tere is no participation in Christ without participation in His mission to the world.
International Missionary Council
Not too long ago I had the most amazing experience with Jesus. Not“amazing” in the sense o the latte you had the other day, but
amazing.Our Reality church team had started a new campus in SantaBarbara, Caliornia. We poured months o prayer, labor, andresources into the launch. It was dicult work that aced lots o spiri-tual warare, with various struggles and hurdles to overcome. As themonths marched toward the launch date, I began to doubt whetheror not we were doing the right thing. I thought Christ had called usto this, but the process had been so draining and dicult that it letmy mind reeling.
Had I led us wrong? Was this more about my ownmission than Christ’s mission? Did I lead our church into something that had more to do with my ego than God’s glory?
I was starting to panic inside.Finally the launch date arrived, and we gathered everyone orour rst service at the new campus. Ater many months o prayer,planning, and hard work, we opened the doors, and the place abso-lutely packed out. But that didn’t mean anything to me; drawing a
Taken from Godspeed © 2012 Britt Merrick. All rights reserved. Published by David C Cook.