I need a better way to speak of “work as ministry”

A week ago I attended a conference for ministry-minded folks with a desire for reaching college students. At one point I found myself sitting next to a young man of African American ancestry, who was obviously very intelligent, in his last year of school, and was considering joining staff with the collegiate ministry he was a part of. Because of this possibility, he had been allowed to tag along — getting a glimpse of what he might sign up for, I guess.

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“They didn’t pick me” – Not getting the job and moving on in contentment

God is good and we don’t get to understand much more than that…

“Today, I didn’t get picked…”

I wrote that line, on this blog, January 24th, at 8:48 a.m. That was the last I updated it because I was also, already, busy working on not getting picked by another organization that I was super excited about.

I have affectionately labeled the months that followed my “season of rejection”…

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