You can be doing all the coaching, teaching, modeling in bits and pieces as schedules allow that you want. If you’re not present when… things… hit the fan- if you’re not already involved in their life before things get bad, the only thing you’re really modeling is how to be absent. Everyone runs to a car crash. Everyone looks on when a house is on fire. We need more people already in the building carrying people out. I don’t want us to be known as a people who were simply not there.
I have friends who are wrestling with some pretty heavy stuff. Disappointment and conflict at their jobs, disillusionment with their church, unplanned pregnancies, loved ones lost. And my natural tendency in everything is to want to fix it. I want to identify the problem, analyze it, and provide an optimal solution to improve the situation […]