We have been attending a new church.Â It’s hard, and out of my comfort zone, but so far I really enjoy it.Â At first, I thought I might be excited about it simply because I am able to attend service for the first time in a really long time, but now I realize it’s more than that.Â I feel as though my gifts can be used for Him.Â It’s taken me a long time to be able to say I have gifts, let alone gifts that are useful.Â And useful for Him?Â That’s the ultimate honor.
I have always wanted to serve Him, and His kingdom, but wondered how.Â How can someone like me, so nerdy and boring, have anything to contribute to His work?Â I always felt inadequate when serving at Southlink.Â I had a lot of business experience, but I always felt I knew so little about God and the bible and church practices.Â When we moved to The Rock, I liked that I was using my management skills to manage a classroom, and that I knew enough about the bible to get by with the four year olds. Â I had taken my church experience from Southlink and applied what I had learned.Â And it was good.
It became second nature for me.Â I would show up, teach my class through humor and silliness, go to lunch with the family and go home.Â Rinse, and repeat.
But what I have come to realize, is that God doesn’t want me to be comfortable.Â Because when I am comfortable, I become complacent.Â I stop working to be better, and just go through the motions.Â That is what makes me inadequate.Â That is what is why God asked us to make a change.
God wants us to continue to pursue.Â Pursue change.Â Pursue relationships.Â Pursue knowledge.Â Pursue Him.Â God has put the change on our hearts.
I signed up to be a greeter.Â I am nervous about starting to serve so quickly after our move, but at the same time I feel like it will help me get to know people.Â And isn’t that what God’s church is; the people?Â I don’t know if I want to be a greeter, but what I do know is that I want to get involved.Â It’s time.Â I haven’t served in a while because of Caterpillar, and I am ready.Â I am ready to meet new people and start building relationships.Â I am ready to have a church home.
I am ready to pursue.