We have been attending a new church.  It’s hard, and out of my comfort zone, but so far I really enjoy it.  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.  I feel as though my gifts can be used for Him.  It’s taken me a long time to be able to say I have gifts, let alone gifts that are useful.  And useful for Him?  That’s the ultimate honor.

I have always wanted to serve Him, and His kingdom, but wondered how.  How can someone like me, so nerdy and boring, have anything to contribute to His work?  I always felt inadequate when serving at Southlink.  I had a lot of business experience, but I always felt I knew so little about God and the bible and church practices.  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.   I had taken my church experience from Southlink and applied what I had learned.  And it was good.

It became second nature for me.  I would show up, teach my class through humor and silliness, go to lunch with the family and go home.  Rinse, and repeat.

But what I have come to realize, is that God doesn’t want me to be comfortable.  Because when I am comfortable, I become complacent.  I stop working to be better, and just go through the motions.  That is what makes me inadequate.  That is what is why God asked us to make a change.

God wants us to continue to pursue.  Pursue change.  Pursue relationships.  Pursue knowledge.  Pursue Him.  God has put the change on our hearts.

I signed up to be a greeter.  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.  And isn’t that what God’s church is; the people?  I don’t know if I want to be a greeter, but what I do know is that I want to get involved.  It’s time.  I haven’t served in a while because of Caterpillar, and I am ready.  I am ready to meet new people and start building relationships.  I am ready to have a church home.

I am ready to pursue.