If I have learned anything about Ministry Partner Developement (MPD) it’s that on any given day I can go through a series of emotions.
Yesterday, I’ll tell you the truth, I was frustrated. I’ve e-mailed and called churches with little to no communication on their end. We were told to expect this. So I was expecting it, but, oh is it frustrating. This morning I read in my devotion book about doubt, and how even though the Lord proves faithful time and time again, we STILL doubt Him.
That’s me. In this process where I face ten rejections for every eleven phone calls or e-mails I make, it’s hard not to doubt. But then, I remind myself how very faithful God has been. I prayed that God would take this MPD process in his hands, I told Him that He could have it because I can’t do it by myself.
Today, was an awesome day. It was a lesson to me that when I make God the boss, he’s the best manager of my business. We now have three visits with churches next week and a couple of irons in the fire for a planned trip to Southern California the last week in May (more on that later).
I know that I have more frustrating days in the future, but God is a great boss and I believe He will give me the grace and mercy to make it, as long as we stay faithful to Him.