Evangelist Bob Stafford gave me some great advice one evening. I asked him, “How do you measure success?” He responded by being faithful to your call. As a young minister of education, my emotions were up and down based on Sunday’s attendance. I had fail to recognize that my success was not based on attendance but faithfulness.
As a Sunday School leader, all of us have experienced the thrill of victory. That moment when the lesson was just terrific…and/or the agony of defeat, when you walked to the worship center, thinking…that lesson bombed. Maybe it was that high attendance day that blew the roof off or the one when the attendance was actually lower than the previous Sunday. Remember victory comes in being faithful to the call. Continue to play and continue to work as if it all depends on you, but know that ultimately it all depends on God.
May His will be done in our Sunday Schools and may each of us experience the Thrill of Victory as we serve Him.