Wednesday, February 21, 2007

FEELING SLIGHTLY WHELMED?

I checked my emails this morning. The messages are random; some extreme. One church nearby is in a crisis. A preacher some distance is in a different sort of undoing. One is needing me to meet a workshop deadline. Another workshop question awaits; I haven't the answer. A phone message says an important email is awaiting which is key to other deadlines...and the email isn't to be found. A man from another congregation wants me to call to counsel. A man from yet another congregation wants me to call to counsel. A woman some distance away is telling me of the most awesome and outrageous moves of God to rescue orphans. A man from another country wants me to line up opportunities for friends. That's nine...I believe. There are sixteen others pertaining to meeting reminders and lunch dates and a list of the sick in the hospitals.

While this is my personal accounting of my entrance into my office this morning, I feel certain I have described your very similar scenario. How shall we deal with this? PROFOUNDLY!

How many hundreds...I wonder if thousands...would love to have my job one day? I get to have it everyday! How many wish someone would ask them to direct the workshop or be the senior minister at Memorial or a be a confidant or need to meet with so many to hear of their struggles? I get to be me! You get to be you and so many wish they were in your shoes.

Feeling slightly whelmed? Well, that's all it is....slight. We have the greatest role in the world. Ministry? No, being us! Put a smile on that good looking mug of yours and bless the tar out of everyone you meet today!

7 comments:

WMC said...

I like this. You're so funny! I WILL bless someone today. And they will LIKE it!

lawtondickerson said...

OK

Danna said...

I keep feeling like you are talking right to me! And you ARE! Thanks!

LOVE YOU!!!

Mike Ballard said...

Thanks for the reminder of the awesome job we have as being God's messengers. I need to go bless the tar out of some folks today! Love it!

Greg said...

Terry, if more of us had your perspective, I think the churches of Christ would be making huge strides in growth and ministry.

David U said...

Sounds like the schedule of a SERVANT!

DU

Liz Moore said...

I have been behind on reading my favorite blogs this week and then I come across your blog. I love it when God does that! It's been one of those weeks for me too. Thanks for putting everything back into perspective for me. God has a way of using you for just what I need. Thanks friend! I love you!