ARE WE A LABEL? A MINISTRY? A COLLECTIVE? A RESOURCE? AN OUTREACH?
Call us what you want, but at the end of the day we’re just a bunch of amateurs.
“You’re such an amateur.”
Ugh, so negative. Sounds so mean. A real slap to the face. But, what if it’s not?
You see, there was a day & time when being an amateur was not considered a weakness. It was simply a word, derived from the French & Latin languages, meaning…
One who loves
One who is motivated by love
One who cultivates & participates but does not pursue with an eye to gain
It was not a word associated with incompetence or naivety, but with love; unashamed, unconfined, all-consuming love!
Yet these days, no one wants to be considered an amateur. It’s considered an insult, congruent with mediocrity or incompetence. Instead, we want to be known as professionals, specialists & powerhouses. But what if…
“GOD, I JUST FEEL LIKE SUCH AN AMATEUR.”
“That’s exactly what you are.”
… what if we’re meant to just be amateurs? What if we stopped trying to professionalize everything & derive our importance from our titles & talents? What if we simply loved Him & let that love inspire us?
That’s really all we’re about. What we do here at amateurs may vary. We might write. We might record. We might travel, host meetings, publish content, sit with the poor, or simply pray & be with Jesus. What we do may vary, but why we do it never will.
Because, in a world of self-proclaimed experts, we’re just a bunch of amateurs.
LOVE INSPIRES ME TO ____________
sing + dance + create + pray + be still + obey + write + develop + go + hope + take risks + laugh + care + believe + prophesy + try + love … [what’s your story]