I must unearth the meaning buried in meaninglessness.
In the ministry it’s easy to feel that much of what we do is meaningless, especially if we, or our church, and when will we ever be able to separate the two, are experiencing a dry time.
If the church isn’t growing, or worse, is declining, if people seem indifferent, uncommitted, or resisting our attempts to bring about change…much of what we do can feel meaningless.
Or lets say that you are fortunate and your church is doing well. This is no guarantee that your week is not filled up with some things that appear meaningless.
Typically we feel something is meaningless because it’s not giving us the return we had hoped for. Have you noticed how rare it is to always get what you’re looking for?
Meaninglessness is part of the ministry, therefore, I must unearth the meaning buried in meaninglessness. There is always something helpful below the surface of those things I do that look like a waste of time, always.
Sometimes meaninglessness is an indication that we are doing something the Father never asked us to do.
Sometimes meaninglessness is an indication that we have not given the ‘meaning’ enough time to surface on its own.
Sometimes meaninglessness is an indication of the Father’s activity in our souls as he watches to see how we will handle meaninglessness.
If you sit with the Father and bring to him your meaninglessness, if you sit, and wait, and listen, I know he will begin to show you the meaning buried in your meaninglessness. Let God unearth it.