Brian Regan has a bit about going to the doctor and being given a small handout about how to get the ailment for which he was going to the doctor.
"I know how to get it!"
He exaggerates it as though he were going into the doctor with a cannonball wound and getting a pamphlet describing how to get cannonball wounds.
"I have a cannonball wound! Do you have a tube of cannonball wound ointment?"
Am I the only one who feels like they are not super-sure of what to do in an area or ministry they were once knew exactly what to do?
Ministry has me in a place right now where I am saturated with information about the culture I am reaching, but all the information is heavy on the problem and light to lacking on the solution.
My heart is a bit weighed down with a sense of confusion and burden. It is as though my mind is full of the statistics about this generation, this culture, this demographic. I have an ear to ground, and I hear far more than the local church hears, yes, but I feel like I am without solutions to the ailments. I feel, in this, a lot of pressure built up in my heart as it fills with more and more insight to the problems and descriptions without the release of solutions and steps for change.
It would seem enough pressure builds without release explosion is impending. (and I'm not even sure I know what that would look like either)
I am in the doctor's office with a wounded heart for a generation reading pamphlet after pamphlet about the generation my heart hurts for.
Something has to change, and I am always willing and ready for change, but...
what do you do when you simply do not know what changes need to be made?