|Fellowship Church (aka Solace Church) circa 2004|
Later in the day, I was driving to pick up some food for an evening meeting our staff was having and, all of a sudden, I became acutely aware that I was riding on the backs of others who have put in many years of hard work to get to the spot our church is at today.
|Solace Church new location - opening 2013 (ish)|
I think, in another time in my life, I would have felt tempted to take some credit for the state of things at my church. Today, I don't feel that temptation. I feel humbled, almost to the point of embarrassment, that God and the amazing team at Solace Church have invited me to join the inner-circle here. We're in an exciting time. And I'm grateful that I can clearly see that what got us here is God's hand of blessing and hard work and sacrifice by many people who were here way before I was.
Consider today who sacrificed to get you to where you are today. The notion of the self-made made is a myth. You, too, have ridden the backs of many fine people. And even if you can't see the contribution those people have made into your life, consider what James 1:17 says about God. He's the ultimate source of all that is good in your life and mine. I hope your day is filled with perspective that brings you joy and gratefulness.