“But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.” Romans 7:6
I have served in a church for more than half of my life, in one capacity or another. There were occasions where my service was done on my part for self gratification, out of obligation, someone told me to, wanted public acknowledgement, needed to feel needed, bored and of course because I was called to it.
My true service calling happened when I was a troubled teen, to which my own youth pastor didn’t know how to handle.
I knew I wanted to be someone who knew how to minister to people but didn’t think God would call me, rotten to the core person, to do such a thing.
The older I got, the stronger my desire became. I spent time employed taking care of teenagers but it still was not exactly what I felt He needed from me. Fast forward, years later, when it became crystal clear to me after hearing people openly admit the mistakes they made and they wondered if God would ever forgive them.
Oh man it was like God hit me over the head with a ton of bricks, having experienced the same things and feeling worthless. I knew then that my direct calling was teaching people how to feel worthy again. I don’t mean “entitlement” like todays society thinks but instead seen as God sees them.
Now I have come across some people who feel I am a bit too over zealous about this subject but when has that ever been a bad thing, when it comes to the Lord.
Are you kidding me? Why are we not over zealous when the purity of our children are at stake? Or when someone is actively wanting to commit suicide? As a mother, I don’t want to look back and wonder why I did not do everything in my power to teach my girls the importance of protecting the gift God gave them. My kids need to know who they are in Christ and that they are highly favored.
We need to stop dancing around important subjects. Why are we not more protective of people? Instead of telling them not to do something, how about teaching them to treasure and guard their most sacred of possessions. Who God created them to be is valuable and precious.
What if you could see your child’s future, knowing by the conversation you have with them today, what will be the outcome of tomorrow?
I choose to be ZEALOUS so my children and those who I teach won’t regret later, the choices they’ve made.