There is no guarantee that “that kid” who needs to hear your message you designed around them will show up.

There is no guarantee that camp or your missions trip will create the the spiritual growth you are looking for.

There is no guarantee that kids will be more committed to the program after a summer filled with activities.

There is no guarantee that your Pastor will praise you publicly when you hit that number or nailed that assignment.

There is no guarantee that after years of committed service that you’ll achieve your dreams.

There is no signing on the dotted line and there is no recourse if things don’t work out. No one owes us anything if we fail or someone fails us. Prayers that begin with “But I..” flies in the face of our faith journey. If God called us, and we followed, that’s enough for me. It’s not my problem anymore. It’s God’s. He’s in charge.

There are no guarantees, except,

God loves us very much.

He cares.

He praises you when you we do well and when no one else will.

He watches over those kids we weep over.

He will ultimately reward us all, according to our works.

There is no guarantee but God. And that is enough for me.

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