Now that I have your attention, one of the hardest things to learn in ministry is discernment. Discernment is the process of figuring out what Jesus is calling one to do. You might call discernment “holy decision-making.” Sometimes discernment calls one to say no to really great ministry in order to say yes to what is really the calling of God.
So what would Jesus do?
Jesus stopped and prayed.
Jesus sometimes said no.
Jesus went away to be alone.
Jesus didn’t follow the need. He followed His assignment.
So what does this hard work of discernment give us?
This week, let’s stop trying to be the hero. Instead, let’s pray and lean into what God is asking of us.
We may find that when we stop being busy trying to help everyone everywhere, we will find more energy, joy, fulfillment and success. Then we can focus on the needs we are called to, the situations we are assigned to and the people we are appointed to.