Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thankful Thursday - Thankful for My Calling

This month's Thankful Thursday's hostess, Lynn, has asked us to share a scripture verse that God is using in your life to craft your character or one that has exposed a lie, a verse that brought you peace or comfort or a passage that has inspired you to draw closer to Jesus.

This scripture is currently inspiring me to draw closer to Jesus:

"And so we keep on praying for you, that our God will make you worthy of the life to which He called you. And we pray that God, by His power, will fulfill all your good intentions and faithful deeds." 2 Thessalonians 1:11

I want to lead a life worthy of my calling. I have been called first and foremost to be His daughter.  I want to be worthy of being called the King's daughter!  Because of that, I desire to live a life with a higher standard. Do I fall short?  Yes! Often!  But I ask forgiveness, then pick myself up and press on.

I have been called to be a wife. I believe in sticking with your mate through thick and thin.  Am I the perfect wife?  No!  There are areas definitely that I need to improve on. As long as everyday I make the choice to love, I believe I'm heading in the right direction.

I have been called to be a mother. Am I the best mother?  No!  I often fall short.  I know my faults as a mother, but one thing I hope to do is to model Christ before them. I believe modeling Christ draws people to Him. If nothing else, if my kids know I love them and that I love Jesus and believe that serving Him is the only truly important thing in life, then I will have done my job.

God has chosen for me now, at this point in my life, to work outside the home and I'm blessed to be a ministry assistant in a church.  Any type of ministry involves a call to be a servant.  I pray every day to have a true servant's heart. Am I the best servant?  No! I still have days when self rises up and does not want to put others first.

I am thankful that God has trusted me with these callings!  I'm also really thankful that His word promises that He will give me power to fulfill these callings! My part is to draw close to Him and use His strength, not mine.

If you'd like to read other thankful hearts, go to Lynn's blog, Spiritually Unequal Marriage.


Karen said...

Amen. Jesus, our Creator King, had the heart of a servant. May I be more like Him.

gemini said...

God has chosen you....and you have answered it. God bless you in your ministry and more of it.

Pia said...

love your list of thankfuls. you are so blessed, jerri.


Loved this post. You are such a blessed person and I am thankful that you answered his calls.

Heather said...

Very inspiring post,Jerralea!! Thank you for the reminder! I fall so short of my calling,but I strive to be that who God has called me.