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?