Show Us Your Ministry…Am I Really Listening…

Have you ever found something that you love to do but quickly realized you don’t have all the knowledge you need to do it?

Like for me…singing…

I love to sing but know that I am not that talented…Ha!  Not even close!  Do I want to pursue a degree in voice…take lessons…try out for American Idol…no wait, I’m too old!

Nope.  I just want to sing to my Heavenly Father, sometimes to the delight of my babies and just stick with what I’ve got!

How about crocheting…

I got a DVD, taught myself to crochet, made a few washcloths for Christmas gifts…even giving one to the master crocheter known as my Grandma Ruby.  I thought I was on the top of my crochet game until my Grandma says after looking at my washcloth…”My what an interesting stitch.”  I didn’t have the courage to admit that the washcloth was made with the most basic crochet stitch…the single crochet…apparently to my Grandma it was unrecognizable.  Oops…

How about designing blogs…

Man is that fun!  I love trying to figure out how to get things to work on these crazy things.  Do I understand anything about HTML…nope.  Do I really wish I could take a class that would sharpen my skillset?  Yep.  But who has time for that while raising three little ones!  Not me, I tell you!

I wondered if it might even be something I could do for a little extra income…nay, I said, I’m not good enough.

So I have been content just piddling around with mine, while offering to do some for friends for fun…they would definitely be more understanding since I am still learning…because they like me…at least I hope they do…

Then I felt convicted…am I always trying to use my talents (no matter how lacking) to make money or to glorify my Father?  I realized that God gives us some talents, not to make a living but to help others.  Maybe I am no master computer guru  when it comes to blog design but I am willing.  Willing to help others who maybe know a little less than me. I told God that I wanted to use that to help someone else.  I just decided to sit back and watch.  Watch how God could work through me if I would only let Him.

I prayed that God would send someone my way who needed help.  Help that I could give…

The next day I got this email from a  friend:

“I don’t know how much free time you have and if you’d be interested….but one of the caring bridge sites that I’ve followed for the past two years, their son just passed away at 23 months 3 weeks.  She’s wanting to start a blog in hopes to encourage others that are hurting.  She was asking this morning for guidance on that…on how to start and set one up.”

WOW!  God is good! 

I had planned to share about another way God provided for me this week but  just realized the time and have to head off to “Crazy Love”!  I’ll definitely share later…it needs it’s own post anyway!

So…here’s knowing that God will provide…God will send someone my way that I can help if only I am willing to listen…

Faithfully trying to listen…
Until next time,

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