I spend many hours every day sitting in front of my computer working on the Christian House Sitters web site. I have felt that this is a ministry the Lord gave to me and that as a result I have a responsibility to do a really good job.
When I need to be away from the computer I find myself feeling guilty. What if one of our members needs to ask a question? What if a new member wants to join?
Today I was asked to visit our Pastor in order to sort out some computer difficulties. I am not an expert but I am reasonably good at computers. It turned into a big job. I was there for about 7 hours working to get things up and running.
When I finished I hurried home only to find that no crisis had occurred during my absence. In fact all that I had waiting for me were messages of how God has blessed. In one particular instance a real need had been met by the Lord.
Hopefully this has reminded me that this is not my project. This is not my ministry. This project belongs to God. It is His ministry.
He knows what needs to be done and whilst that is no excuse for me to be lazy it also moved the responsibility to His shoulders.
I will continue working diligently but the success or otherwise of each house sit is His responsibility.
He is far better at arranging things than me.