As an American, I have many weaknesses that are simply a part of my culture. I love entertainment, probably too much so. I get really bothered when people with titles expect to be recognized for those letters in front of their name. And I feel a constant need to DO THINGS.
Romania–partly because the culture is much more relationship-driven than events-driven and partly because I’m still discovering what purpose I’m supposed to have here–has been helping me to overcome this tendency to be always busy. While I am certainly not advocating laziness, I am very much in favor of recognizing that an over-committed life is not always the best recipe for following Jesus and so intentionally creating space for God to interrupt your day.
I’ve been trying to post something every day, but the last few days have been just crazy. In a good way.
For starters, this has been a full week subbing. Counting when I head in today, it’ll be all five days. With preparing for Romania and then my normal ministry responsibilities and wanting to spend time with God, it became difficult to get on here.
Things have been good with subbing, though. I had a number of chances to talk to some of the staff about how I’ll be heading to Romania to work in missions. The conversations I had were all very encouraging. One of my biggest prayers, though, is that God would give me grace to use these conversations to spread the gospel. I want to do more than just inform; I want to share in a way that would bring conviction of sin and selfishness.