Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I’m going to be brutally honest with y’all for a minute… I don’t always enjoy my job. There are things about running a ministry that I love and then there are those things that I wish I could run away from. Do you ever feel that way? It’s not a matter of being afraid to do the work, it’s the frustration you feel when the work just seems so hard.
Before I tackled another ‘have to’ on my list, I decided to have a little retail therapy. I was fussing around in my spirit as I meandered through the store until someone caught my attention.
“Jennifer, is that you?”
I turned around to find myself looking right into the eyes of a stranger.
“It IS you!”
“I’m sorry, have we met?”
“Yes, I know you. Well, I guess I don’t really. I read your blog!”
Before I could thank her, the sweet woman began to excitedly tell me a little bit of her story and how she came to find me online. She spoke to me like a longtime friend and I enjoyed hearing what God had been doing in her life.
After a few minutes we gave each other a goodbye hug, I purchased my blouse and hurried to the car. I was thankful to not see anyone in the parking garage because I could feel a rush of emotion building inside of me. The moment I closed my car door behind me I began to sob. I begged God to forgive my selfish heart and thanked Him for the fresh perspective.
I am privileged.
Privileged for the opportunity to lead a ministry. Privileged to speak to the hearts of those I may never meet. Privileged to serve a God who knows me intimately and wants the best for my life. Privileged to share this life with you.
Do you feel privileged? In the middle of your ‘have tos’ can you see all of your ‘get tos’? I know how easy it can be to become overwhelmed by the task at hand, but we need to help each other see the joy there too. We are privileged. It’s a privilege to know and serve such a Mighty God! And it’s a privilege to be standing side by side with a believer like you…
Be blessed,
“It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.” Deuteronomy 13:4


Lori Ann Freeland said...

I have experienced these moments too and the rush of emotion that comes with them. Keep doing what you do. Be encouraged that you are encouraging others.

Unknown said...

Thanks Lori! I'm so excited this week has been such an encouragement to so many readers. Thanks to all of you who have sent private emails regarding the post. I'm glad you're feeling privileged too! :)

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