There is no short cut for humble dependence if mission is to remain vital and fresh. We have to be willing to listen, to follow and to change. So much of my life has involved change that at times it frightens me. It especially frightens donors and friends. But I know no other way to be involved in mentoring and mission but to seek for complete dependence upon God.
This wonderfully transparent video clip by Steve Sellers explains what I mean much better than I can explain it in a few paragraphs.It is about seven minutes but I believe you will find it extremely useful in modeling a humble, listening heart that follows Jesus.