Thursday, March 7, 2013

A Slice of the Lord's Humble Pie

This Sunday, I was humbled.

Do you remember when I posted about not being Mormon enough because I had yet to receive a calling and I was just feeling down about it?

Well this past Sunday, I got my very first calling.

Daniel and I have been called to be "teachers" for the Nursery. I am super excited about it!

I went to tell the Relief Society President that I wouldn't be in Relief Society anymore but I still wanted to help out as much as I could. (I LOVE Relief Society guys. Like...a lot. It may or may not be my favorite part of church...) 

She told me that she knew I was going to be leaving soon because SHE went to ask for me for a Relief Society calling & the Bishopric told her that they had a calling for me already.

Guys.

I almost cried right then and there. There were two positions I could have filled that my church wanted me to fill.

I felt horrible for doubting the Lord a few weeks ago. I felt horrible for doubting myself.

This all reminded me of my very favorite scripture: Jeremiah 29:11



I also need to keep in mind that God has a plan for me, and he will proved the way if I just follow it and don't question it.

But a VERY BIG part of my personality is that I like to be in control. I like things to happen when I want them to. I need to stop that. I am on God's time, not my own.

I feel badly that I didn't have faith in the Lord's plan, and finding out that the reason it "took so long" was because the Bishopric had to pray for which calling I should take.

There is a reason that Daniel and I were called to the nursery and I can't wait to find it out.

From now on, I am going to work more on just accepting what is and what isn't and knowing that what isn't--isn't for a reason. God knows the reason and I should trust in him.

I mean, if you're going to trust in anyone, shouldn't it be God?

I think so!

xo,
Tanika

4 comments:

  1. Awww hoping sweet Gracie feels better and stops coughing asap!!! XOXO

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    1. Thank you so much!! <3 I hope so too!

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  2. Congrats on being called to the nursery! I loved working in the nursery, and now I work with then sunbeams. I hope you have fun with those little guys.

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    1. Thank you! I am excited! Unfortunately--because of Grace's RSV--I can't start my calling for awhile :( Pretty bummed!

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