So as I prayed through this it occurred to me that I needed to align this task both with the way the Lord wired me and with my passion. That passion is, as Herman Cain say, in case you missed it, getting men into the Word. So as an application from my current study of Jeremiah, I have been asking men what the Lord is teaching them in the Word. That has launched some really great conversations. After I reciprocate I begin to share how in the past six years the Lord has allowed me to equip several hundred men with tools to personally study the Word, on three continents.
Then in closing I emphasize that if I have a choice, I would much rather help the man with whom I am sharing learn to study the Word more effectively than have him give to the ministry. That has led to opportunities to do just that.
So by aligning this task I really do not like with the way the Lord has put me together and with the passion He has given me it has become, well not my favorite activity, but it has become more of an extension of what I am driven to do. Equip men to study on their own.
The Lord seems to be honoring the alignment.