Written by: Anita Carman
As we serve together, I always try to remind my staff that more than anything God wants our heart. As we produce events, especially the ones that target large audiences, we often feel the pressure to recruit attendees. After all the hours, time and effort we expend prepping the event, we long for an event full of people. However, event attendance is an aspect of our planning that can be influenced but not controlled. One year, a national tragedy had occurred just as invitations for a large conference went in the mail. It was no coincidence that the response to the mailing was poor. We recognized that people were in shock and needed reassurance. So we gave out guest passes to the women we serve and ultimately decided to waive the conference fee. We knew more than anything we needed to trust in God’s provision. God, in turn, packed the conference.
Today as you serve, how are you serving? Are you forcing results you cannot control? Instead of forcing a certain outcome, align your heart with God’s for results that will bring him the most glory!