All tagged calling

Women in Ministry

As I was scrolling Facebook yesterday, I saw an article from Relevant Magazine about women who teach, lead and preach in the church. It was centered on 5 reasons why women are needed in these roles. I can remember times when reading an article like this would make me excited, proud, and fired up to lead proudly as a woman in the spheres of influence where God has placed me. This time though, I felt uneasy about it.

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During a recent conversation, I made a commitment to a co-worker that in any opportunities I have to share, whether through writing, speaking, and teaching, I will always be ME. I’m not doing this so I can impart some great wisdom on you, because I can promise you would be greatly disappointed. I’m doing this to share from my own experiences, my own shortcomings, and help you realize that we all feel inadequate, unqualified, and like an imposter at times. That whole “fake it til you make it” thing….that’s basically my life right now.

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Calling

For longer than I’d like to admit, I’ve looked to others for approval – I’ve listened to their idea of what I’m good at, what my gifts are, what box I fit into, and even louder are the voices who have told me what I’m not so good at, what my gifts are not, and what boxes I definitely have no business being in. Instead of obsessing over my limitations, I want to trust that God will carry me to my purpose.

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