|A ruined church — from New Zealand’s war archive, 1918.|
Here are three posts from other bloggers on a subject no one wants to consider so soon in a New Year. And may this year be a year of blessing for all of us.
Failure is an option
Jessica talks about the pain of a church mess and failure
Can Failure in Ministry ever be part of His plan
Mary de Muth on a failure in ministry.
And, very sweet one this, John Piper on how he put soul, body and marriage together after a season of intense ministry (and perhaps ego-driven ?) work took its toll on each.
Failure, and the precious jewels it offers is something I have meditated on for a long time, and am intimately acquainted with. No doubt, once my thoughts are better crystallized, I will share them here– though I am now in a season of blessing–which follows the brokenness, repentance, humbling and acknowledgement of weakness which a season of failure brings.