August 24th, 2016
Several months ago I left my job at our local hospital. I was working as the stores and purchasing officer.
It was a really good job that was busy, but enjoyable. I felt like I was making a difference to the hospital and the community because of my work.
Increasingly though I felt like a square peg in a round hole. I felt I was making a difference and it was good, but I felt there was something better I could be doing.
God had been working on my heart and calling me back into Pastoral ministry. As each week passed the desire got stronger to be doing something where I could serve God in a fully focussed way.
You see even though I was working part time at the hospital, I felt it was taking up more time and energy and taking away from my ministry work I have been doing as a volunteer.
In March I felt it was time to jump and trust God would open up a Pastoral role in His timeframe. Four months later He did.
Now I am at Bruce Rock Church of Christ in a part time role 3.5 days a week. I feel like a round peg in a round hole. I feel like I can be myself with no filters that are required in a secular workplace.
Now I can talk to people about God and encourage them, I can pray for people, I can visit people in their homes or at hospital, I can prepare sermons for Sunday, and I can be Jesus’ hands and feet and go where He needs me to go.
It has been a long road of study and preparation, but it has all been worth it. It is great to be a blessing to people in a greater way and it is great to feel like I am right in the middle of God’s will for my life.