Praying for Direction

A little while ago, I posted about my professional goals for 2010. I’m also thinking about personal goals, my family, and what God is calling me to this year.

I have been singing in a worship ministry for 14 years now, at two churches we’ve attended over that time period. It’s been a way of life for me- a ministry, a purpose, and yes, a source of identity.  I’ve had to really stay focused on Jesus to keep the “identity” part in check; to find my identity in who I am in Him, not what I do.   I *think* I’ll be singing my last two Sundays on the team these next two weeks- at least for a while.  I’ve been praying for months now.

Before I was a working mom, singing with the worship band wasn’t a phenomenal time commitment, and God blessed me with a way to serve outside my family.  Since my work life has increased so much in the past year, one night a week and 5 hours on Sunday morning seems like a lot!

Now, I don’t like change very much (my twitter profile picture notwithstanding). If God wants me to move on from something, He usually has to make it very uncomfortable, and even then, I want to hang on.  So I really want to do the right thing.

Would you pray with me for God to make His purpose clear for my life right now? Will He use me more profoundly in my work and public persona?  Does He want me to do something behind the scenes? Or do I just need to rest in Him for a while, without “doing” anything?  (This would be extremely hard for me!)

In praying for God to use my blog/social media this year, I am so incredibly encouraged! I’ll be attending Blissdom, sponsored by Operation Christmas Child in February, and introducing two of their Community Relations staff to the Blogging world! (scary, I know).  (And pray for them, since they have to spend 6 hours in the car to Nashville with me!)

I’ll also be speaking at a new Christian Bloggers Conference, Relevant 2010! I am SO excited about this, as it seems my past struggle to find my place as a Believer in the social media world is going to help others, as well!

I’m also joining a Bible Study with some dear friends I haven’t spent much time with lately. I really need to reconnect with them and get some accountability in the Word.  I thought my husband wouldn’t want me gona another night of the week, but he actually suggested I go.  SO I know it’s important!

SO whether I stay on the worship ministry or leave, I’m praying these scriptures over my life, and hope I will hear God as He gives me direction for this season of my life.

Proverbs 16:9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.

Jeremiah 29:11-13For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

What can I pray for YOU this year?

About Sarah Pinnix

I'm a mom, blogger, vlogger, libertarian. I love Jesus, and my husband, too. Social Media Strategist for a Non-Profit (All statements here are solely my own)

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  1. Teri Lynne
    Twitter: TeriLynneU
    says:

    Sarah, you are such a blessing … and I am totally looking forward to meeting you at Relevant!
    .-= Teri Lynne´s last blog ..I hurt people =-.

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  2. That would be an incredibly difficult decision for me to make (I have been on the worship team at almost every church I’ve attended). It feeds my soul as much as it is using a gift for God…I will certainly pray for you as I know firsthand the time commitment it requires.

    And…let’s sing a little worship music at Blissdom, shall we?
    .-= Melissa Multitasking Mama´s last blog ..Monday Mingle =-.

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  3. Sarah, I love you dearly. I know that the Lord will determine your steps and you will follow His lead….you always have daughter. Love, Mom

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  4. Muthering Heights
    Twitter: MutheringHeight
    says:

    I will CERTAINLY pray for you!!! God has to BEAT ME over the head with things {like the end of my MOPS involvement}, so I understand! :)
    .-= Muthering Heights´s last blog ..And Now It’s Time To Move On… =-.

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  5. I can identify with you, wondering where your place is in social media as a Christian. I’ve been praying about God using me and my blog. I’ll pray for you, too!

    Oh, and my husband leads worship at our church… usually I sing with him (my toddler has made that difficult at times) and I love it! Music is such a blessing.
    .-= Lindsey@Kindred Spirit Mommy´s last blog ..Creative Moms Blog Hop – Link up or comment! :-) =-.

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  6. Melissa @ Full Circle
    Twitter: FullCircle_Mel
    says:

    I’ve been a lurker forever (dontcha just hate those??) but have to say you are amazing. I will keep you in my prayers for all the above mentioned and have no doubt you will look back at 2010 with a smile in your heart. Keep Him in focus and it’ll be one heck of a ride. Guaranteed. :)

    Please keep me and my family in your prayers for good decision making (when “The Calls” come), compassion (for the birth families) and patience.. lots andlLots of patience. :o)
    .-= Melissa @ Full Circle´s last blog ..Sit Down, Shut Up & Hold On.. =-.

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  7. Sarah,
    Praying for God to make His directions clear for you and will bless you richly for being obedient to Him.
    Change is hard, but God knows this and He is there every step of the way with us.

    I am also praying for direction for MomRN and would be very appreciative of your prayers.

    Blessings,
    Tamara Walker aka MomRN
    .-= Tamara Walker “MomRN”´s last blog ..Happy New Year! New Year, New Shows! – Jan 04,2010 =-.

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  8. Chele
    Twitter: CheleChestnut
    says:

    I’ve been lurking for a longgggg time too, sorry! I will definitely keep you in my prayers! It’s hard to determine what He is saying sometimes but I know God will give you the answers you need. I love the fact that you mention using your blog to reach to others. That is my first and foremost goal of my own blog from day one until the end! ;)

    Please pray for my family and a Youth who has a horrible home life. It looks like she will be one of our family members soon. I pray that she will be soon, the situation is horrible for a teen girl to deal with. Any day now… :) Thank you Sarah!
    .-= Chele´s last blog ..Mom Bloggers 2010 at Ocean Isle Inn =-.

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  9. Agreeing with you in prayer that God will make His will and His desire very clearly known, in ways that you will not be able to deny is HIM!
    .-= HisFireFly´s last blog ..His path =-.

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  10. Well you know my vote. But of course, I’ll be praying for you as well. Just don’t let me have to read about your decision on your blog. :-)

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  11. Sarah – I’ll be praying for you… God had me walk away from music after years of performing – it is hard, but if it is His will, It’s the best thing ever.

    Random music question, though – did I just see you on a I can’t believe it’s not butter commercial?!?

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  12. You know, Sarah, God must have been really speaking to you. This post was exactly what I needed to read today, thanks so much!!

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