Summary: I believe people can be led by God. I believe the sheep know the shepherd’s voice. I believe God leads His people. Therefore, the pressure is OFF me and rests more on God.
Recruiting takes faith and not your human finesse. Paul admonishes us and warns us about leaning heavily into our persuasive words of wisdom and human ingenuity. Recruiting takes faith.
Now, keep in mind, recruiting takes our preparation, our persistence and our personal push. I get that. But It takes faith, doesn’t it? I think this could be hard to lean into, but I want you to remember, recruiting takes faith.
I believe people can be led by God. Do you believe this? Or do you believe that you alone need to lead them? I believe the sheep know the shepherd's voice. Do you rest in this promise? Or do you think that your exclusive voice of vision and persuasion matters most.
Previously, we talked about letting volunteers feel the freedom to say no. Let me share something with you. The testimonies of the people who have sat down and listened to God and come back with an honest and prayerful answer of “NO” are astounding. I have stories of people who felt compelled to say no. And just 3-4 months later, their life circumstances seemed to testify that God was looking out BOTH for them as well as our ministry.
I believe God leads His people. Therefore, the pressure is OFF of me and rests more on God. I find this to be deeply comforting. Here is the thing: My heart AND my head believe that God sees the beginning and the end. He knows every word before it ever leaves our mouth. He may have good reason for this person NOT to serve with me this year. I want to leave room for that. I want to leave room for God to override all of my vision and persuasion. I want to stay out of the way.
Do I need volunteers? Of course. God knows that too. I have prayed about it. He has provided before and I have confidence He’s going to do it again. It is a matter of getting the right people at the right time. Right Person, Wrong Time = Wrong Person. It’s a trust thing. Recruiting takes faith.
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