Our church just finished week 6 of The Truth Project and there was a great lesson that I can't get out of my mind. All of us suffer from spiritual myopia. Myopia is more commonly referred to as nearsightedness. This means that people can see things close up but they struggle to clearly see things in the distance. I wear glasses for this exact reason.
Spiritual myopia means that we are focused on our piece of the puzzle, instead of the entire puzzle itself. We do not have the ability to see the masterpiece that God is putting together and how our piece fits in. If we are not careful, focusing on self will lead to depression and burnout. We need to understand that God has a much bigger plan and purpose and we do not need to question Him, we need to obey, no matter what. God does not need to explain anything to us. He deserves our allegiance and obedience. He has already done everything for us (Eph 1:3-14).
If we are not careful then we can become more concerned about "our ministry" than we are about the Lord Jesus. Do not be nearsighted in looking just at you. Understand that God is at work, even if you and I can't see it clearly.