To Release What Is Within You

I asked my Instagram followers if there was anything they wanted to know specifically about this big new move, and the first response came from someone wanting to know what our roles would be in our new church.

I have been asked to work as the nursery coordinator, which means I will be putting together & managing the nursery team for NewSound Church. This includes meeting & greeting people on Sunday mornings, scheduling workers, and maintaining a healthy team to take care of the babies that we pass through our doors on a Sunday morning. Jed will be managing the check-ins for the entire children’s ministry, something that he served in often at Church of the Highlands. For him, it means managing teams that will be dedicated to keeping the kids safe & taking care of the families that attend our church.

Now, most of you readers know me, and you probably had ideas in your head about where we should or would be serving. It would make sense for me to be first in line to serve in worship, and Jed has always leaned more towards reaching people through small groups & mentoring. These roles may not seem like what we are “made to do”.

To be honest, when I was asked to take on the position, I was skeptical. I’m not administrative. I’ve never run teams before. I’ve never managed things. And honestly, when I stop and think about it, I get so overwhelmed. I get quite negative, telling myself things like, You’re never going to be able to build up a good team. You’ve never been in charge of anything. You’re going to fail in front of all of these people. You’re going to let everyone down the moment this starts up.

Then I read this quote the other day: What’s been pushing against you is designed to release what’s within you. It sunk into my heart & penetrated the layer of lies that I had let build up.

I don’t believe God wants me to be a nursery coordinator for forever. I don’t believe it is necessarily what He has gifted me to do. I know it’s not what I want to do for the rest of my life. But I do believe it is my calling for right now, what He wants me to set my mind & heart to for this season. I believe that if I put my efforts into this small thing that is testing me now, it will pave the way for me to move on to what He wants me to do in the future.

I read that quote, and I was filled with a sense of peace & joy. I have had a feeling for a while now that something is about to be released within me that I never could have imagined. There is something stirring in me, letting me know that big things are coming. So stay tuned. I know it’s going to be great.


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