Is it okay to be frustrated? Tonight I attended my first council meeting. It went well but when I brought up a new piece, a piece that needs to be reworded and changed, I was challenged. Do we really need to make this change? Now after many discussions with pastor, I truly believe this is in the best interest of the youth. It was extremely frustrating to be challenged. Being the new one in the bunch I dont always think of what I need or want to say until after the meeting is over. I know that I am called to this ministry and know it is hard for this congregation since it is a huge change for them. They have always used Youth Directors in the past and my position is definetely different than that. My focus is to be more family and youth orientated…to make it intergenerational; part of a life-long faith formation. So I am sure it is hard for them to change their mindset but at times, I feel so frustrated. What if Im a disappointment to the congregation? What if Im not doing a good job? What if…what if….what if? Well sorry just had to get that off of my chest. I know that I have gifts for ministry but some days this job is a lot harder than other days!