We have been frequently dialoguing as a staff about the direction of ministry and what God is calling us to do next. One of the big areas of focus for us is the youth ministry. We are working hard to communicate the need for God in their lives and to hopefully move them closer to Him. That venture is not an easy one (although the rewards are certainly worth it) and we struggle with the balance of our efforts and what can only be achieved through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Yesterday was a day of prayer and fasting for our staff and we all spent time seeking God and His wisdom for many areas. I didn't expect to be given a three point plan on how to change what we do and make it more powerful, but we were all searching for a revelation of direction from God.
Is that any different in other aspects of our lives? Aren't we all (if we will pause and be honest) looking for direction in our future plans, marriages, friendships, relationship boundaries, parenting, family relations, careers and goals? I know that God has that plan and vision and that He wants to be the central focus for all we do. Why isn't the truth plain and evident then?
What if the thing that is holding back that revelation is not the unwillingness of God to share it, but our lack of readiness to receive it?