Serving When Too Busy
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Practice hospitality. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone. Send me! You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.
This is one of my struggles—how could God use someone like me? Like he did with Simon, Jesus uses people of contrite spirits to do his work, using that work to expand their capacity for service. Knowing your God-given gifts is a great step in determining where you may be of most use.
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There may be times when a great need, a wonderful opportunity, or a change in circumstance may be a better indicator. In Chapter 3, there is a description of the people doing the work: priests, goldsmiths, perfumers, merchants; men and women even came from other towns to help. Wall building was likely not a skill any of them natively possessed, but the need was there. A perceived lack of gifting in an area may cause you to think that your contribution will be small or substandard.
The contribution of the woman who gave her two coins to the offering in Luke was small but greatly blessed because she gave all she had. Ezra worked with Nehemiah on the walls of Jerusalem, and then also on the temple. Some of their weeping was due to the comparison of the new temple to the old and finding the new lacking. But Haggai gives us a glimpse of how God sees their service:. Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory?
How do you see it now? Is it not as nothing in your eyes? And in this place I will give peace, declares the Lord of hosts. Haggai ,9. Some areas of service require a level of competence, but even then there are often ways to serve if you are willing to be humble and teachable.
You should not avoid service from worry that you will serve inadequately. The Lord is not constrained by the quality of our efforts; he brings himself glory in all circumstances. So serve him in your mediocrity, and he will glorify that service as he sees fit. Yet, Jesus went willingly into the pain of the cross to serve God and us. No service in the Church or in the community transcends that given in the home. Leaders should be very sure that a call to serve in the Church will not weaken the family. The pattern for official callings was established in the early days of the Church.
It is not in the proper spirit for us to decide where we will serve or where we will not. We serve where we are called. It does not matter what the calling may be. I was present at a solemn assembly when David O.
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McKay was sustained as President of the Church. President J. Reuben Clark Jr. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one takes the place to which one is duly called, which place one neither seeks nor declines. They seek a confirmation from the Spirit, for calls should be made prayerfully and accepted in the same spirit.
There follows an interview to determine worthiness and to explore personal circumstances. No calling is more important, no service more enduring, than parenthood. Generally callings in the Church help parents to be better parents.
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Nevertheless, leaders should use both judgment and inspiration to make certain that a call does not make it measurably difficult for parents to serve as parents. One who has authority to issue a call must rely on inspiration to avoid overburdening those who are always willing. You should be given time to pray about the call so that, despite any feeling of inadequacy, you may have a settled feeling.
You may be asked to counsel with your spouse. That vote is not just to approve; it is a commitment to support.
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Following the sustaining, there is an ordination or setting apart. When leaders set someone apart, they do more than authorize service. They pronounce a blessing. It is a marvelous thing to receive a blessing from the Lord Jesus Christ through the hands of His servants.
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That blessing can cause changes in the life of the one called or in the family. Leaders must learn how to issue calls. Kimball speak in a stake conference.
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He said that as a new stake president in Arizona, he left his office in the bank to call a man to be stake leader of the young men. Brother Kimball went back to his office to brood over his failure. He knew the stake presidency had been inspired to make the call.
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