Certainly not me! I'm coordinating a women's retreat and discovered yesterday that the brochures we sent out earlier this week left out a significant bit of info -- the dates of the retreat! A-a-a-a-h!!!
After kicking myself thoroughly, I set to work trying to get the correct information out to our contacts in all the Covenant Churches in Kansas and the Kansas City, Mo., area. I sent e-mails, fixed the brochure, made copies at church and then I stayed up pretty late last night addressing envelopes to mail today. I'm hoping that this will work out OK.
But all these things remind me that for anything like this to work and be beneficial, it has to be a God thing. If the retreat is successful -- as God measure success -- it won't really be because of my efforts. In fact, it will definitely be IN SPITE of my efforts.
I wasn't coordinator last year, but I had just come on the retreat board, so I'm really new at this. But I saw a good example of how God can work things to his glory and our benefit with our retreat last year. Our speaker had to cancel at the last minute because of a personal crisis. We had no idea who to ask instead. But someone in the Midwest Conference Women's Ministry board suggested a person, so we asked her. She was a delightful lady named Edna Blake and she was wonderful. In fact, she seemed to say exactly what many people needed to hear.
So I know it doesn't depend on me, but I still feel like an idiot. But today, as I was listening to my Rockin' for Jesus playlist on the way to work I heard more than one song that reminded me that God is so much bigger than me. I like the Smalltown Poets song "Scenario." He sings, "My faults do run deep, Your mercies do run deeper." Amen.