Being real I had set the Lord a deadline. Whether I was right to do so some people have disputed, as I have shared the story with them. And perhaps they are right. My thinking was that because God is real we can afford to be real with him. I must stress though, it very much needs to be done in a humble way. John Benton, Editor I was a novice in the ministry when ‘being real’ got under my skin to challenge me. In God’s great grace our call to the church had been unmistakable for my wife and me. In fact we were certain about what would happen months before the church was. That was not foolish self-confidence on our part, but all to do with God’s kind reassurance to frail people. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.