In my first church as a pastor’s wife, I spent years trying to imitate the actions and activities of the former pastor’s wife. I led the same activities and met with the same people. Not only was I trying to find out who I was (I was only 22 at the time), but I was also trying to find my niche within the church body. After a while, I came to a realization:
The former pastor’s wife’s shoes are big (and uncomfortable) to wear.
I needed to be my own person, serving in ways that matched my unique gifts and talents. But finding out what that entailed was scarier than I thought.
We are all uniquely wired in that way. But it’s critical to fulfill our mission by serving within those gifts, even if it means taking on a new ministry. This may mean stepping out of our comfort zone.
How do you know what your calling is? And how should you use it in serving the church?
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