From nothing to something…

“But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling to priestly work… to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you–from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.” 1 Peter 9-10

imageHow do you know if God chose you? I’ve heard stories from pastors of how they felt called into ministry. One even had the mountain-top experience, such as Moses had. Many felt that the call slipped into their soul through participating in worship and in ministry projects.

Was I chosen? I believe so. I spend time writing books, preparing for conferences, retreats, and speaking engagements–so much time that if I put an hourly wage on the honorariums I receive, it would be less than minimum wage. But, that’s okay–I have never felt as if ministry has a price tag attached to it.

It only takes one person to thank me for my message to make me believe God called me–took me from a no one to a someone who is accepted for what I can do in his name.

Lord, help me see what ministry you have in store for me. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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