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It is not good for man to be alone

I'm discovering more and more how much I dislike doing mission alone. I have done it. I have done it through the grace and strength of God, but he did not design me, anyone, that way. As a church we are meant to be on mission together. The apostles rarely went out alone and often in the letters requested more companions and help. I'm discovering that even in everyday life missionality, I would much rather have other people to partner with, to share the burden, to "gospel" each other, and encourage each other. I'm fiercely independent. I like to do things my way, when I want, with whom I want. That's the dark side of independence. On the flipside, I often think that serving God alone makes me depend more on Him. I've had no choice many times but to press forward alone, just relying on God for my strength and wisdom. Singleness, you know... I've glorified this independent reliance because it makes me feel better about my life. About how disconne…