I'm challenged this morning with the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from "Cost of Discipleship." I've been a little discouraged lately of my place of labor and how it doesn't match up with what I would want or plan for. Its not where I intended to be and at times I wish I was elsewhere. But these words pierced me today:
"(re: the disciples) Their work is to be Christ-work, and therefore they are absolutely dependent on the will of Jesus. Happy are they whose duty is fixed by such a precept, and who are therefore free from the tyranny of their own ideas and calculations . . . The choice of field for their labours does not depend on their own impulses or inclinations, but on where they are sent. This makes it quite clear that it is not their own work they are doing, but God's . . . If Christ will not let us preach the gospel in any particular place, we must give up the attempt and abide by his will and word. Thus the disciples are bound to the word and to the terms of their commission. They can only go where the word of Christ and his commission direct them."
Maybe I should have less agenda for where I am and put more work into my ability to trust Him.