. . .now is the time of God's favor...
2 Corinthians 6:2
It was a Sunday afternoon, not unlike any other Sunday afternoon. I was mourning the loss of the lazy weekend, Brian was tuning in to the latest and greatest sporting event, and the pups were passed out in their bed. Then, the phone rang.
The short of it was that a minister in our new church called and asked me if I'd be interested in talking about taking a job as a ministry assistant. I was honored and intrigued. I'd been asking God to reveal my new role, you know? So, I set up a meeting for the following morning, and ended the conversation with a smile on my face. "Perfect!" I thought, "I could totally do this job and like it!"
I told Brian about the phone call and we talked about all of the potential positive aspects of the job. I was excited and flattered that anyone would even consider talking to me about it.
We went on about our day, and as I was closing down the house for the night, I heard the familiar sound of my cell phone's text message alert. Quickly, I picked up my phone and saw that I had a message from one of Kaleidoscope Ministries' founders. I had been volunteering with the ministry as a tutor and mentor. The message read, "Is it too late for me to call you?"
"No." I immediately replied, wondering what this was all about.
As the conversation unfolded, I found that, they too, wanted to talk to me about taking a job with Kaleidoscope. And, they wanted to visit with me the following day, also. Again, I was intrigued and flattered. When the conversation ended, I immediately burst into happy tears because of God's provision.
For weeks, I'd been feeling quite insignificant. I felt ineffective in God's kingdom and very much like I wasn't living at my highest level of influence or potential. Have you ever felt that way? It was the age-old question, Does what I spend my time doing have any eternal consequence?
Blame it on the cancer or on the fact that I'm just introspective to a fault, but I'm always questioning my motives and actions. It's a souvenir of facing my own mortality. I just want to be certain that I'm stewarding my days well.
Well, to wrap up a story that lasted a week, I was offered a job with Kaleidoscope, and I took it! It's a new season for this wonderful nonprofit, and I feel up to the challenge of a fresh start! For me, and for them.
What's awesome, but not surprising when I consider the character of God, is that this new role allows me to draw from all of the experiences that the Lord has allowed me to have - experiences in children's ministry, women's ministry, public education, nonprofit fundraising, board membership, single adult ministry, volunteer recruitment. All of it. Every single adventure that God has allowed me to have has equipped me to serve in this exciting, new capacity.
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