In my ministry, I have the blessing of working with people as they process situations or important decisions. I prefer to not tell people what to do, although I will ask them if they’ve done what they said they’ll do. Instead, I listen, I pray with them, and I try to give perspectives, alternatives, options, that help them see the best path they can take.

As they journey, it’s good to see God do what only he can do in their lives, to watch them grow and go deeper in faith, to experience recovery.

One thing I really like, after they go through their experience, is when they say, “You were right all along.”


The problem is, further down the road, when I remind them that I’m always right all along, they get annoyed.

People are weird.