Sunday, October 17, 2010

What's My Ministry?

So, here we are, busy moms and wives who sometimes can't even go to the bathroom without multitasking and we hear over and over again about how Christians are to have a ministry. Immediately we think we have to take on some big project like Children's Church, Worship Team or Nursing Home Ministry and we wonder how we'll ever fit that in to our busy lives. Then, we read somewhere how our families are our ministry and we shouldn't take on a ministry that pulls us from them. Therefore, we feel pulled to either pole. On one hand we can excuse ourselves by hiding behind our families as our ministry (and yes, they are our ministry and a VERY important ministry. I'm NOT discounting that). On the other hand, we stress ourselves out by taking on outside ministries (and yes, these are legit, needed and important ministries).

What are we to do? Remember 3 things: 1. We need to pray. We need to go to the Lord and let Him lead us to where He wants us to go. Just because Nancy has a lovely soprano voice doesn't mean she's called to be on the worship team. 2. In our prayer and seeking the Lord, we need to remember that the Lord may call us in seasons. Sometimes, He does close the doors on ministries and opens new ones or none at all. We shouldn't beat dead horses. Just because it's a Christian thing doesn't mean it's of the Lord. For example, Veggie Tales is a Christian children's program, but it isn't good for your kids to watch it for 5 hours straight! 3. Ministry isn't necessarily some big project. As Christians, ministry opportunities are around us all the time. It's in our thank yous, and sorry's, and let me help yous. It's in our smiles, our chances to share the gospel, a hug, a phone call, a card, an invitation, or grace at the dinner table.

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God.


faerieeva said...

Love this entry. It's always so tempting to think of other things as bigger and better.

From Snowflakes To Hotcakes said...

Stopping over from the Homemaking Linkup,and this entry couldn't be timelier! Thank you for posting!