I have a big day tomorrow. I go before the Board of Ordained Ministry again. Last year around this time I went before three of the Committees and passed one of them, which means this year I go before the two I did not pass.
The three committees are:
-Call and Disciplined Life
-Preaching and Discipleship
-Theology and Doctrine
I passed the one I thought I would have the most trouble with: Theology and Doctrine.
I'm not nervous yet. It's a totally different feeling this year. Last year I really thought I would pass. I was pretty confident in myself. This year I'm taking a different approach. While I expect to pass, I'm going to try to go in with a more humble attitude. Not a lack of confidence, but not a explicit show of confidence either.
Like I've told people, whatever happens happens.
I will be hurt and disappointed if I don't pass and I will be excited if I do pass, however, ultimately this process does not decide the ministry God has for me and there is freedom in that truth.