By Zack DeBerry
If you are like me you have many fractures in your story. I know I have had many moments in my life that I didn’t really understand until I began to focus less on my story and more on God’s bigger story. That is not an easy thing for me to do.
Comfortable Turned Uncomfortable
This was never more apparent than about 10 years ago. I was a full-time youth pastor at a small town church and things were going really great. The youth group was really growing and it seemed that everything was going perfect.
Then I was confronted about the fact that a lot of the kids that came to our youth gathering didn’t seem to be there on Sunday morning. I was caught a little off guard because I felt that if they came at all on any day of the week that was a win for connecting the younger generation to church.
This continued for a while and I remember sitting in my office at the church with my head on the desk and thinking “God, how can they not see what You are doing?“ I remember feeling in my heart that God was saying, “They may not.” I know that sounds harsh, but it is just what I was feeling and what I felt God was saying in my heart.