Bugg Davis, DSU
May 28, 2017
When I was growing up, my father always called me scatter-brained. He was very much correct in this accusation. I forget everything…by accident. So the advice I got was, "Well, just write it down." But then I forget to look at the paper I've written on, or I just lose the paper entirely.
There are only ten days until I leave for Toronto. Ten days for me to ensure that I am prepared for what's coming. But for the passing weeks, I've felt the opposite of prepared. I keep thinking of all the things I have to do to make sure that my traveling arrangements are in place, but to tell you the truth, I know I am forgetting something. I've gone through all my emails to make to-do lists, but I’ll leave my list in the pocket of my jeans, which eventually goes through the washing machine and comes out in blobs of nothingness.
This summer I'll be working with church planters, and from the sound of it, it has a lot to do with organization and remembering detail. It seems as though I've been willingly thrown into the ocean of my deepest nightmares--- my biggest weaknesses.
Yet, there is peace. Peace, because He has given me teammates who are strong in areas where I am weak. He has given us leaders to teach us how to use our strengths together to accomplish the work He is bringing us all to do. Mostly, there is peace because I know that even if I end up like Peter, sinking in an ocean that I can't walk on because I am too busy looking at my weaknesses rather than at Him, He will lift me back up and help me walk again. (Matt. 14:22-33)
So come what may, this summer, He is with us.