Today was the annual meeting of our women’s ministries group under our Presbytery. The Presbyterial meeting is a blessing each year and this was no different. We had a speaker, Tracie Miles, from Proverbs31 Ministries. She had a wonderful and convicting message about responding to God when He calls us to do something. Her message was very personal and also tied in well with the theme of Presbyterial this year, Embracing the Call.
The positive side of this is that I felt reassured about my decision to home school Connor. I’ve said all along I can’t do it in my own strength and as long as I remember that, we’ll do fine. I was also encouraged to be more intentional about opening my heart and mind to hear God’s call in all areas of my life.
The imprecise status of the women’s ministries at our church is a challenge, though. I have to judge between what I am truly called to do and what is just my desire to fill a hole. It’s easy to look for others to step up, but much harder to state that it would be God’s will for them to step up. I think the answer is to make sure I’m in prayer for me to be clear on what I should do and for God to bless the ministries as He sees fit. If I have done that and I truly don’t feel led to step in and do it, then I’ll stay back and trust His timing. I’m writing this here on my blog so I can come back and remind myself of this often.