Isn't God wonderful?? He has the perfect plan for each one of us even though sometimes it takes us a long time to figure out the plan ourselves. For many years, I wondered about the plan God had for me, You see as a teenager, I had made a commitment to God to follow Him. I felt that I was being called to do a special work. For many years, I was in limbo as to what it was the God wanted me to do.
I have always believed that God did have a special plan for me and when I was in my mid 30's God revealed to me what that plan was. I was to be a mother and wife and to teach my children to be obedient to Him. I also felt a burden to teach in our church. You see, we have a small church and it isn't easy to get someone to teach the children. I taught one group of 7 from the time they were in pre-school until they graduated from high school. I wondered if they ever felt they were promoted. I guess that was my lot though as no one else felt the calling. I loved doing it and there were times when someone else would take over for a short period.
Yesterday, my granddaughter Molly left on a mission trip overseas. This is her second trip to this country. Molly has went on many stateside missions and is faithful to work in Kids camps and serves the Lord in any way she can. Molly has felt called to be a missionary. I know that God has blessed her and that the Holy Spirit is with her as she travels and does His work. She is with a group of 18 from her church and is one of the youngest to make this trip. Molly has learned at a young age what God plans for her.Please God, take care of her in this journey as she does your work.
Granddaughter, Brooklin, has also felt a calling but is not quite sure what God's special plan for her is. I know that He will place her in just the right place though.
As I look at my family, I know that each one serves God in their own special way. Leslie is a music minister, which is the most distinct, but there are Sunday school teachers, Bible study leaders, Those that sing, and even those that just go to church or pray in their own time, are serving and lifting God up. I just thank Him for what He has done for each of us and pray that he continues to lead us to serve.