Wednesday, July 11, 2007

If I am being honest, sometimes I feel like more souls are being lost than won. Sometimes I wonder if what I am giving my life for is really making any difference at all. Just being honest.

4 comments:

Angel said...

I've felt that way too. Because you hear of kids that were in your youth group that didn't end up on the right track. They're like a completely different person once they graduate and go to college. They were so on fire for God and then, what happened? But, then I hear of another kid who went into ministry or is still strong in their walk with Christ and it makes me feel like it's worth it all. Kids that have come and b/c of them coming, they brought their entire family to church and they accepted Christ. And I try to also remember that we don't always know the impact we're making. They may not tell us or show us in any way, but down the road, they'll remember your ministry and turn to God b/c of it. And I try to remember that they're teenagers and not adults and I can't expect them to be as mature as I would want them to be. And I can't expect them to always make the right choice. Not even adults do. But, it's so worth it; don't ever doubt that. I know you've had such an impact on so many teenagers - I like this verse: 2 Cor. 4:1 - "Therefore, sine through GOd's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart." -just read the whole chapter. It's a good one!

Bethany Patrice said...

This is why you've been my friend for 10 years...you encourage me more than you know.

Megan said...

YES DOLLYWOOD WAS FUN! U SHOULD GO!

Love-
Meg

said...

Bethany, i will tell you right now you are making a difference!! i don't know what else to tell you. you might not see the difference right now at least in some people, but later on they will remember you, and what you stand for, and what you have taught us. You are an amazing role model, and an amazing friend. i couldn't even begin to to tell you how glad i am to have you in my life!!
love u!!