Proper Time

Every once in awhile a book comes out that is so needed I feel like, “Thank God someone wrote that.” That’s how I feel about The Measure Of Our Success a book written by Shawn Lovejoy to challenge pastors with how they think about church and success. Doing a couple posts inspired by the book…

Lovejoy writes, “It’s a tragedy that some of us quit just before the next ministry high lifts our spirits. Remember Paul’s admonition? ‘Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9). Maybe we should carve those words onto our office doors so we’ll be encouraged to endure when we feel like slamming that door and walking out. If you are experiencing a low today, hold on to the promise that if you will be faithful to your calling, a high is coming at the proper time. Most pastors quit just before the harvest.”

I totally agree, except that I don’t have an office door. I need to get myself an office so I can totally agree!