youth worker, youth ministry,

I Owe You God

By Doug Franklin January 25, 2010

The license plate on a car in my office parking lot read “I Owe You God.” The plate really stood out to me. At first I was thinking, “yes God, I owe you so much.” But then I realized the car was parked in a lot associated with a ministry building next to the LeaderTreks building. It dawned on me that I don’t owe God anything, for I could never pay him back for what he has done for me. If I tried my redemption would be meaningless. That’s the great part, because I don’t HAVE to serve God in ministry. I get to serve God in ministry.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More