Friday, June 26, 2009

Pinata

I just returned from a week-long trip to Mexico with 5 other members of my church (OK, two of my daughters, our female youth director and one male). Yes, a team of 5 out of 6 women and we kicked some butt!

This is my 5th trip to Matamoros. I have made some great friends there with pastors and congregants of several Methodist churches. In fact, I have to say this was by far the best trip. The usual "inconveniences" really didn't bother me this time. Everything was good...

So then why am I feeling a little in the dark at the moment? I just had a great experience in the "mission field," but here at home, I am battling feelings of "What the heck am I doing?"

The Outreach Ministry Team I chair continues to make steady progress. Our ministries keep growing and expanding and we are trying to be more visionary and strategic in our approach to new activities.

And yet ...

And yet ...

I swear I feel as if I am blindfolded, swinging at the pinata! Of course, in many ways, this is the best position to be in when serving God. Perhaps knowing what the heck you are doing is not such a great thing. Perhaps believing you have it all together, stand back God, I'll call ya when I need ya, is not the best mind-set for effective ministry.

And yet ... these anxious, "pinata" moments can be rather annoying.

2 comments:

TJ said...

When you hit the pinata on its mark, it sure does distribute a lot of sweets and candy.

Tammy said...

Si, es la verdad.