When you receive a church calling that is some what out of the blue, sometimes you question.. "Really?..... Me?..... Are you sure?"
Think of church callings as the way the WORLD thinks of life callings!
When you speak to someone not of our faith, and they say, "It's my calling."
What do they mean?
They mean, it is something they were MEANT TO DO! A divine assurance is deeply settled into their hearts and mind that this is truly where they belong RIGHT NOW, and their life has a new sense of great meaning.
Church callings are inspired. They fill the need in whatever capacity to which you are called, and you gain understanding that you are meant to have that calling in this particular time in your life.
It is where your Heavenly Father will guide and direct you. He will teach you through your calling as you seek His help and guidance. He will also bless others THROUGH you. You may be in that calling to specifically help those around you more than help yourself. Look at your calling through the eyes of the Lord. Who needs your spirit? Who needs your help? Who needs YOU?
The Nursery Leader who is acting guardian over those children who are so fresh from Heavenly Father Himself. True joy and perfect innocence resides in that sacred room.
The Primary Teacher who is instilling the beautiful simple sacred truths that plant the first seeds of a testimony that will last their students' entire lives.
The Youth Leader who is guiding the future generation of the church. Helping, planning, worrying, loving and teaching those who are soon to be left to rely on their own personal testimonies.
The Relief Society who blesses and uplifts those of ages 18-118 on their long, exhausting journey in life. Reminding them they are not alone, and that together we serve, we encourage, we laugh, we cry and we LOVE.
Every Priesthood holder who lifts, moves, runs, pushes, pulls, works, and plays with their personal families, the families who they are steward over, and neighbors. They build, teach, and bless, along with holding the sacred responsibility that has been trusted upon them.
The Family History Specialists who are searching day and night for those who have gone before us. The deceased who are begging to learn, to be released, and to continue on their spiritual journeys.
The Music Leaders and Pianists who understand that music is a sacred and mesmerizing way to bring the spirit into any meeting. With the inspired lyrics, the scriptures associated with the hymns, and the peaceful notes that resinate in any soul.
Whatever your calling, because yes I know there are TONS MORE; seek to find what the Lord wants you to learn. Find the CALLING in your heart to fill that position with the desire to do what you are MEANT to do.
Embrace it, enjoy it and love it!