This has been my husband’s sentiment for approximately the past 2 weeks. Kevin started looking for something to replace his drugstore job after I got us on my benefits a couple of months ago. He’s in his late 50s, so he wasn’t sure what he’d be able to find. Like it or not, there IS age discrimination out there even though it’s illegal and immoral. I had lost track of how long Kevin has wanted to go into paid ministry full-time. This has been a dream of his for a very long time. As of Monday, he will be the director of youth ministry in our church. Kevin knows that he will be stretched in this new role. He has to start this youth program from scratch as we don’t currently have one. Although Kevin has no experience doing this, he’s not real nervous. In fact, he’s at peace with it. We both believe that since God led him to it, He’ll lead him through it. After all, God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called.
Neither of us knows how God’s plans for Kevin’s new job might involve me. Will I participate at all? If so, will it be a little or a lot? What might my role be? I pray I am open to the Holy Spirit’s call. Something to think about for this New Year is how will you be called to serve in 2016?
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