I’ve been in the MT role now for nearly 2 Months and I’m starting to feel the strain. It feels like I’m stretching my muscles but not quite pulling them. The ministry is still very enjoyable and I’m getting more involved with different types of ministry. This week was the dress rehearsal for the Noah play that the kids club will be performing next Tuesday and it’s still unprepared. Well it could be better, but I feel it needs to be closed up soon because the kids are getting bored!!! That was this Tuesday and I’m still recovering from it now.
The TNG group was also very enjoyable but wearing.
Youth ministry is great, I love it; it’s one of my biggest passion, but when you are thin on the ground it does strain you. It reminds me of what Bilbo Baggins says in the The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring at the start:
“it feels like butter scraped over too much bread!”
I’m starting to feel the weight but it does feel like being under the pressures that I had at university. Though I do look forward for having that time off, I do miss the routine of being busy, and sorting things out. I have recently turned 22 years old, it starts to feel that adulthood is becoming more a reality than anything else. In the TNG group discussions, I was asked, when did I really need my faith? The fact was, I was brought up as a christian, and I haven’t moved away at all; not even in my teenage years, but when I was at Uni, and I was mixing with sex maniacs, I had to really depend on my faith. It felt like I was the only light in a dark room. This is all true, and sometimes, when we feel like God is giving up on us, just remember that just because he isn’t doing anything immediate, doesn’t mean that one of his plans hasn’t been formulated.
The count down to Christmas is nearly upon us, can I keep the strain, without pulling the muscle? We will soon find out!