What does it take for a team to be in alignment with the mission? It takes focusing on the same voice and submitting to the same leader. Inspire Women’s Doodles for Christ are learning what it takes to be a team as they are in training to be dispatched with our seminary students and graduates to bring the love of Christ to those in crisis.
What about us? Are we in alignment with God’s voice on our mission? When life is constantly changing and we can’t be sure of anyone or anything, we must stop staring at the turbulence and anchor more intently on the steadfast voice of Jesus. We no longer ask “Where are we going Lord?” as if circumstances can throw God off course or influence His ultimate destination. Instead we stick with what God has already spoken to us and we say, “Show me Lord how else we can arrive?” We learn to be fluid and expect to be astounded. He might lead us to march around the walls of our Jericho seven times. He might lead us to slip through a resistant crowd. He might lead us to put a rod in the water even when it makes no sense why this particular rod has anything to do with the water parting. We get to witness that God does not play by human rules or limitations. So we simply embrace we are on the ride of our lives like no other ride because God is leading. And yes, there will be days we will feel the daunting implications of a mission that will cost us. But when we get past counting the cost, we stop wasting emotional energy recycling our commitment to finish what we started. We position ourselves for victory beyond our wildest imagination because we have settled we are running and finishing this race, whatever it takes!!
Love from Anita Carman