here's a an interesting situation.......

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here's a an interesting situation.......
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Thu, 09-14-2006 - 10:33pm

On one hand, I have a place that I love to be, full of kind Godly women who accept me as I am and even entrust me with great responsiblities in leadership.................


ON the other hand, it is a place where I fellowship to worship, where I have been entrusted with some serving responsiblities, yet I am viewed in the leadership as one who is not totally commited, and have been viewed as having a worldly family. Due to that judgement call, I have been refused in a role that is considered to be a leadership type role.


How can two christian places have such differing views of me? One of them has to be totally wrong, right?


This has been perplexing me for a week now. Without gossiping and telling exactly what these places are what is your take on this? Ask me what you wish about this, jsut not exaclty who they are. I need some input. Thanks



"I know my plans for you"declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you,

"I know my plans for you"declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you,  and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11

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Fri, 09-15-2006 - 9:03am

Could it be that the governing body knows your family is having change occur and do not want to emcumber you with more responsibility till things settle a bit? I don't know honey. That's the best I can come up with. It has some sound reasoning if this is the reason. Maybe this is God's way of letting you know that this position just isn't right for you right now. Keep praying dear. I'll be in prayer for you.

Your sister in Christ,
Robin

Robin

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Fri, 09-15-2006 - 9:50am

I would agree with Robin. God may be closing one door to make another one available later. And sometimes we need to go through time of preparation before we are ready for the ministry that God has in store for us. God has laid a specific ministry passion on my heart, but he has had me in a "training" and preparation period for the last couple of years to make me ready for the door that I believe is soon to open for me.

And remember, even though people are Christians, they are still human and still see things as in a mirror darkly. What one person sees as potential, another person may see as a flaw. When you seek to serve God, it is only His opinion that counts in the long run. The Bible tells us to not become discouraged in doing good. If you are doing it for the right reasons, the Lord will bless your efforts in ways you may not even be aware of yet. The Bible also says that whatever we do, we need to do it unto the Lord. If God opens up the door of leadership for you, do it with all your heart. If that door does not open up, then what ever it is he has for you to do now, do it with all your heart as unto Him.

It can be frustrating, but remember those negative emotions are not coming from God. Seek to display the fruit of the Spirit where He has you now.

God bless.

-- Gayle

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Fri, 09-15-2006 - 3:28pm

That is possible Robin. I have considered that perhaps God has in one place to focus on my leadership role there, and the other is where I am to be fed, and serve. I guess I was just quite offended by the judgement that was made. My family, being my kids, are not worldly. They dress, pretty conservative other than wearing some modern styles on occasion. They always double up on tops if the fabric is thin, or to low cut. But I refuse to make my kids wear clothes that aren't comfortable on them, Meaning plain simple type clothing, if it isn't what they like. I don't wear it, I don't think they should. anyway...........


I am asking

"I know my plans for you"declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you,  and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11

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Fri, 09-15-2006 - 3:35pm

Thank you Gayle,


I am praying for God to remove the hurts and bitterness that are starting to fester. I know that is not pleasing to God no matter what. I have to remain in focus to what God says about my family . And I need to forgive those words spoken against us.

"I know my plans for you"declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you,  and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11

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Tue, 09-19-2006 - 12:26pm

That's exactly what I was going to say, Gayle. LOL.

But seriously, great point.

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Tue, 09-19-2006 - 11:12pm

I have been praying about this, and I know that God is at work. Gayle, you are so right! I am grateful for your insight. You are wise and it is a great joy to have you

"I know my plans for you"declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you,  and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11