Much of our experience is mundane and routine. Yet Pastor Bob Merritt (When Life’s Not Working) wonders how we’re spending the rest of our lives, whether we’ve “made any room in (our) days and weeks for the things that really matter and have lasting value.”
Especially for those of us who have been involved in professional church work, the issue of lasting value is a moot point. The majority of our adult life has been dedicated to serving our various calling churches and schools.
For whatever reason, that specific ministry has ended. Perhaps you saw it coming, or maybe it hit you like the proverbial ton of bricks. The question before us is: “Now what?”
The motto of Outward Bound is: “If you can’t get out of it, get into it.” Put another way, our downsizing or position loss is our current reality. If you find yourself ruminating on that past event, what rituals can you establish that will help you draw closer to Jesus so that you can discern and revision your ministry calling?