March 14, 2021

Bob Maas
“Let all things be done decently and in order.”
1 Corinthians 14:40
“We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ.”
1 John 1:3

There was a time when I really worked hard at administration but that led to several problems. I was putting my confidence in my ability to organize instead of focusing on the Lord. It didn’t come natural to me so I had to diligently study to learn techniques which enabled me to be a better administrator. On numerous occasions I used the administrative skills I learned to gain an advantage. That led to another serious problem I had which was the false assumption that I was in control. When I realized what was happening, the Lord showed me how I was trusting in my own resourcefulness. There is nothing wrong with being orderly because that is how God does things. But when I tried to accomplish my goals proficiently, I was missing out on fellowship with the Lord because I didn’t include Him in the things I was doing. Now, I am leaving the administration of events in His hands. What I want, more than anything else, is to place my focus on His instructions for me by being sensitive to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It makes every day an adventure when I turn my itinerary over to Him and flow with the events He is orchestrating in my life. Sometimes that includes doing administrative activities, but achieving it His way enables me to maintain my fellowship with Him.