“Though the fig tree does not bud…yet I will rejoice in the Lord…” I wonder sometimes if we are vulnerable as Christian leaders to “success”. What if God calls us to the ministry of a Jeremiah or a Habakkuk? What does it mean to be faithful in these ministries? Can I still rejoice in the Lord when the tree doesn’t bud, when there’s no immediate signs of success? – Sovereign Lord, be my strength; make my feet like the feet of a deer, enable me to go on the heights.