Do You Need Inspiration?
Church attendance was a routine that most persons grew accustomed to. Many Seventh-day Adventist leaders and members have attended church every sabbath for several years without missing a week. However, now that routine has been broken, and some leaders feel uninspired as a result. How do you find the inspiration continue being an active part of the church in these times?
Ask yourself what does it mean to be an active person at church. For many, this definition can be regular, punctual and faithful. All these qualities are excellent and admirable but let us take it one step further.
Be Diligent in studying the Word
2 Timothy 2:15, NASB: "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth."
When looking for inspiration, it is crucial to go to God's word. God's word is inspirational. You may not always want to, but a worker and leader must accurately handle the word of truth. Surround yourself with things that uplift your spiritual being, and you will find inspiration to continue the work you have been called to do.
Mark 10:43-45 "But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
Serving others brings you inspiration, joy, purpose and a whole host of benefits. Serving others gives you profound testimonies that could convict and guide your leadership. Psychologists have shown that helping others is necessary for our human existence. Remember to help others in humility and with lowliness of spirit, esteeming others above self Phillipians 2:3
Learning from other people
Brethren, join in following my example and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.
It is not always necessary to reinvent the wheel. Many persons are doing good work in your chosen field. You can look at their work and find inspiration and tailor the work to suit your church. For example, if someone in Canada started a small group ministry, you can look at their method and be inspired and implement the idea in your vineyard. Or communicate with the church leaders in your local region to see how they are responding to the issues faced in similar communities.