The right time
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…Ecc 3:1
A few years ago, the Lord burdened my heart to help my Pastor with the church secretarial work, however, I had just finished school and I didn’t feel ready to take on that burden. I was still young and had no experience working in an office. Instead, God took care of me and provided me with a good job working with attorneys. During that time, I still managed to do a few tasks from home for the church, but as the church kept growing, there was definitely a need for a full time church secretary. Last January, I started earnestly seeking God’s will. I’ll make a long story short, but after 3 and half years of working at the lawfirm, I finally quit my job in late august and started working at the church. The lord also worked it out with our school. There was a need for a French teacher, and since I studied in French, I also have the blessing of teaching our children French.
In the beginning, I really felt overwhelmed. There is so much for me to learn, and all of a sudden I felt like maybe I wasn’t the right person for the job. But God’s word is always comforting. I remembered Ecc 3:1 and how I had wanted to do what I’m doing now, but it just wasn’t the right time. I remembered all the circumstances during the year that led me to the church. Working at the lawfirm equipped me for the church work. Why would God not give me wisdom to do what He wants me to do? Doesn’t He promise that if we ask for widom, He would provide?
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James 1:5
I’m also blessed in that my Pastor is very appreciative. In the short period I’ve been working for him, I can’t count how many times he’s told me he appreciates me. I know there is a need for a church secretary and I’m honored that God has chosen me. But I also know that there is a need in my heart to grow more in the Lord. I need to trust Him more, I need to obey Him more, and I need to love Him more.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for teaching me how to trust you more, to obey you more and to love you more.