Is the Jesus I talk about safely boxed and neatly placed on the shelf of history, or is He out of the box—close and accessible to the children I teach?
As children’s leaders and ministers, we long for the children in our care to “delight in Him”; to genuinely enjoy the God who made them, saved them and walks with them. And yet too often this ends up last on our list, almost like an afterthought–we’ll get around to if we have time, like tidying out our supply closets!
Like a blood-thirsty tick, discouragement buries its fangs in your soul, and it doesn’t let go until you’re dry and empty. It comes to put out your fire, obscure your vision, dampen your passion, and drain your energy. Its ultimate goal is to stop you dead in your tracks and cause you to give up on your calling.