Tweet This. – Part 2
People leave. They just do. No matter how amazingly wonderful your ministry is, people will leave. Some will get their feelings hurt. Others will feel like their needs aren’t being met. Still others will be called away to other churches. It isn’t easy nor does it feel good when people leave. It stings; there is just no getting around it. And when someone leaves poorly or leaves because of a misunderstanding or just gets plain mad, it really messes with us. We want to “get to the bottom” of things or “make things right” by doing everything in our power to arrive at some closure. And that is biblical. Romans 12:18 says, “Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.”
But once we’ve done all we can, what then? We are continue to be bothered. We hurt and stew. We think about it, and think about it, and obsess about it. As Tara said when we keep focusing on people who are no longer our assignment, we don’t have the energy or ability to minister to people who are our current assignments.
Maybe it is time to refocus on the people who are our assignment – those who God has placed in our ministries.
Are there people who are no longer “your assignment” that you are holding onto? If so, how has this affected you? What step do you need to take today to make a change?
These Tweet This quotes are just a few of the amazing bits of insight we picked up from speakers at Re:Treat 2015. Join us for Re:Treat 2016 in Las Vegas, October 25-27. Check out all of the details by clicking here.