Over the past few weeks, I have been reading Ben Arment's blog as well as the Lifechurch.tv Swerve blog, and each of these blogs have dealt with “transparency” in ministry. I seem to be asking myself lately, am I transparent enough in the ministry that I work and serve in? It's a fair question these days as more and more pastors and staff fall victim to the temptations of Satan. Perhaps the real question is rather are we transparent enough with ourselves and with God?
God sees all, so why do we need to tell Him when we screw up. He sees us screw up and I'm sure it breaks His heart to see His children fall victim to the trappings of the world. Searching deep down inside to find whether or not I have been transparent enough, I think the jury is still out. I am transparent with my accountability partner and I'm thankful to have a godly friend who sees me for who I am, a sinner saved by grace. It still stinks to tell him when I have screwed up, but I'm glad I have that accountability.
For now, that's as transparent as I want to be on this blog, but perhaps later you will see my struggles surface in writings, not as a tell all book, but rather as just another person who sees the redemptive power of grace each and everyday of their lives.
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