Being the Executive Director of a faith-based nonprofit is hard work. Now, you may roll your eyes or let out a little grunt because of the physical toil your job requires. Fair enough. However, after working odd jobs in college, serving as a pastor 16+ years, and running my own small business, this is the hardest thing I have ever done.
It feels as though every day I'm tasked to be a driven CEO, fundraiser extraordinaire, marketing genius, grant-writer, public servant, community advocate, problem-solver, good boss, strategic planner, spiritual sage, and practiced counselor. Switching the hat at the right time and in the right way is often difficult and demanding. I would not say I have it figured out, but I am becoming what some might call seasoned.
“For you are DUST and to DUST you shall return!"
Remember, we live between the DUST! It is there in that dust that God breathed life into us — and it is where we have been stamped with the very image of God; Father, Son, and Spirit! He brings beauty out of ashes and life out of death. If you don't believe me, just wait to you see what he does in 46 days. (Hint: It's Easter!)
Feeling dusty today? Be encouraged today!