So for the majority part of my adulthood I have always had a jammed packed life. I worked full time, went to school, and ran after the little child of mine. Lol
Since the day that I accepted God I began to feel the want of serving at my church. The only problems I was facing was time and selecting a ministry to serve in. So this year things changed for me in order for me to finally do this.
I got invited to go see a great Christian women speaker. In this gathering she mentioned something that helped me finally sign up. She said “you find your purpose when you serve”. I had been having an identity issue and lost my sense of purpose. So that following weekend at church I signed up for the role that made me feel the most uncomfortable… that was serving for the welcome team and greeting at the entrance.
I didn’t see myself as a social person and wasn’t too fond of shaking other people’s hand but I knew this was what I needed to do. To my surprise, on my first day, I had fun. I enjoyed greeting at the door and finally seeing most of the faces I never saw or interacted with. I enjoyed it so much that I did it the following weekend, and the weekend after that, and the one after that one. I have been serving now for a total of three months.
I also decided to sign up to serve at the office as an admin. I have been doing that for two months now. I’ve gotten to meet so many great people that I know I will keep in my life forever.
So dear friend, you may not know what your talent or skill is. It might be the very thing you fear to do most. Push yourself by asking God to lead you. He will direct you in the perfect ministry to serve in. But rest assure that you have a purpose and that God created you for a reason. If you still haven’t found that purpose I urge you to go serve and I promise you that you will discover it.
“A wise child accepts a parent’s discipline; a mocker refuses to listen to correction.”
Proverbs 13:1 NLT
At the age of 26 I was accomplishing things that I had set out as goals in my early 20’s.I was reaching a nice peak in my career and for a brief second it felt nice. However, this feeling was quick to fade. I was so focused on trying to find my identity and success in my job/career and fit into a lifestyle that I had out grown and ended up getting so lost in it.
Then I began to see myself struggle. Traits and skills that I deeply identified with were no longer as strong as they were before. My attention to detail and listening skills seemed to have temporarily disappear. I was underperforming in my dream job to which I thought I was completely ready for. So yes, I began to panic. These two traits were, what I thought, made me…me. Then one day all the mistake I had done during my training period caught up and I lost my job. This was such a crushing moment for my spirit but I knew there was a lesson to be learnt.
The weeks leading up to that day and a few weeks after were crucial to me. Something in my head was shouting to pay attention to the signs and pray to be able to understand God’s message. I was literally meeting new people, talking to friends, watching videos, going to meet ups, church services that were all telling me that the only place I would be able to find my true purpose and identity was by placing God first in my life. To surrender to all the worldly ideas that I had of love and success and to let God direct me in the path I needed to be on to be able to discover me and grow with Him. To receive a consistent message through all these different settings and avenues was not a coincidence.
So this is where I find myself today and that is surrendering. I am surrendering all the things that were or have been enslaving me. God knew that he needed to pause my life for me to be able to see and understand that I was made for something greater and to pursue it. I was born with a voice and I need to use it boldly to bring glory to him. That, my dear, is exactly what I will be doing. Follow me to see this bold chic surrender and realign her life with the man upstairs and know that we are always forgiven. I am far from perfect but I know he loves me and is for me.
“Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” -John 8:34-36
So I just started a 30 day devotional book titled “Dare to be Devoted” by Natalie Grant and Charlotte Gambill. I will be sharing a few notes from the book and my personal take on what the message is telling me. I am learning the word, love, and touch from God so I can pass down the good word of the Lord to others. What a great way to start this than God himself daring us to be free. Continue reading “Chasing freedom devotional day 1/30”→