Monday, June 14, 2010

new doors and failure


a few days ago, i thought that the ministry part of my life was coming to a close. i'm preparing to return to school, and well, the ministry doors seem to keep slamming in my face right now. i'm not really a logical thinker, but even i can see where this seems to be heading.

then it all started to make sense. most of my ministry has been in the church, working towards building up the existing church, helping to make it a better place, encouraging and raising up leaders. things went pretty well with that for a while. i think, together with my husband and a few others, we did a good job.

but then i slammed into a wall, or rather i think that door may have been shut. a little disappointed at first, i took some time to process. and i concluded this may be a good thing. not all failure is failure. it depends on your perspective. it may be that failure brings you closer to success. i read a story about an inventor who shared that perspective. each failed test only brought him closer to a solution, a new invention. i decided that this door shutting is only bringing me closer to the open door i'm supposed to walk through.

new doors are opening. i don't know what i'm going to find when i get there, but i know GOD will be with me. it's exciting.

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