Much like an endangered animal, the entire concept of our divine client often seems to elude us. We build up niching until it’s something we dread, and while we put it off, our divine clients are out there, just waiting to meet us! Let’s help them along, shall we?
Many of us are terrified to niche down, but we’ve all heard the saying, “When you serve everyone, you serve no one.” Just remember this – even Jesus niched down. Mark 2:17 reminds us that, “When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” He came specifically to see the sinners – that was his niche. Learn yours today and focus there. You can still serve those outside your niche, but you need to direct your message somewhere – why not focus it on your divine client?
With nearly a year of Covid-19 under our belts, most of us feel we’re at least handling this crisis better than we were at the start. Better than we were, but still off-kilter. The advent of Covid brought to the surface feelings of panic and insecurity for many, and understandably so! And the scary thing is that no one knows for sure if, or even when things will return to normal. Will our “new normal” be anything like life was before Covid? No one knows for sure. No one, that is, except God.
Major tragedies of any sort often cause us to question God – our fear begins to outweigh our faith. One thing I’ve found that helps at times is to keep the big picture, the “eternal perspective” in mind.
I remember a particular time in my life when I was scared to death during an earthquake. I had never been in an earthquake before, and apparently it was the worst one in...