Don’t Forget About the People
With everything that is happening in our world today, it can be a challenge to focus on the actual reason of why. Reaching out to help people is always the reason for the effort that you give. Jesus came, lived a perfect life, and died as payment for our mistakes and sin nature; He did all of this for the individual. He didn’t die for our programs, ministries, goals, plans, accomplishments, etc. He died for the people that we reach out to.
In 2013, everyone involved in CIGAW needs to be focused on the individual they are reaching out to. None of us need to be focusing on anything else—not the reporting, not the numbers, not the accomplishments—just the individual we are reaching out to. At times, we get our own goals in the way and forget about the person we are ministering to…the little old lady who is lonely because her husband died six months ago and her children are estranged from her…the Christian teens skateboarding who don’t know about the baptism in the Holy Spirit, etc.
Remember the individuals!