I’ve been attending a small church for the last 20 years. Everyone in a small church has to wear several hats, and I had taken on some leadership roles. I don’t think I’m gifted as a leader. I’ve always seen myself as a teacher and discipler. But since there are many needs in a small church, I do whatever needs to be done.

I think serving at church is my way of helping the church.

But it dawned on me that it’s not that way at all. God is not saying, “That church needs a VBS director. Katy, why don’t you do it to help them out?”

I think it’s more like God saying, “I think Katy would really have fun planning a program for kids. I think I’ll put her in a small church and let her be the VBS director there, so she can have some fun.”

While I think of serving at church as a way to fill a need, God’s perspective is that he knew in advance where to put me so that I can have a place to do the work that he’s prepared for me to do.

This year, my husband is in a leadership position at the church. It may seem like he happens to be available to fill this position but in fact, I think God has prepared this for him in advance, knowing that this experience will be a blessing  to both himself and to the church.

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

God’s sovereignty is beyond our comprehension. I can rest in knowing that I am doing the work that God has prepared for me to do.

Thank you, God, for knowing what I need, and putting me in a place where I’m needed.

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