By Tara Carr
I feel the Lord calling me to serve.
I have felt it for quite some time now. And I ran from it like Jonah ran to Nineveh. So I guess I’d better answer the call before God puts me in whale timeout. Or maybe I’ve been in whale timeout this whole time and am just now coming out??
When I joined St. James about two years ago, I was told to go ahead and feel free to get involved. And I thought, “Oh wow. That’s awesome! No obligatory wait time? Just go ahead and hit the ground running!”
But I didn’t.
I talked myself into and out of it over and over again.
But then Pastor Curtiss preached a message on service (and stepped all on my toes). And he declared 2016 “The Year of Service”, so how could I continue to ignore God calling me to serve after He quite literally spelled it out for me??
So I got involved and I’m getting involved and I’m serving and I’m letting God use me.
And even though I know in a few short months, the new year will mean a new theme, I know that as we corporately shift our focus, we still must continue to serve, because that is our calling as Christians, and not just for one year. Don’t be like me. Don’t be like Jonah. Listen when God calls you.
We’re about halfway through the year… how is God calling you to serve? Are you answering that call or running from it?