Monday, September 24, 2012

Follow Your Calling, Follow Your Heart.

A little over a year ago, I was called to be a Gospel Doctrine teacher in Sunday School.  At first, I was terrified and very unsure of myself.  I thought there was no way I could fulfill this calling.  Not only was I terrified of speaking in front of people, but I was also a convert and felt like my knowledge of the church wasn't strong enough for myself and definitely not strong enough to be a teacher.  A year and a half later, I have been so immensely blessed to have this calling.  I can not even believe the blessings I have received.  This calling has done so much to strengthen my faith in the church and faith in myself. The Lord works in mysterious ways and He knows exactly His plan for me. Thus far, His plan is working. 

A few days ago, I received a call from a member of the bishopric asking if he could meet with me.  At first I thought I was going to be released from my calling.  I asked him right out the gate, "am I being released"? With a bit of hesitation he said, "NO!, do you want to be released?"  I nervously laughed and said, "oh no, I love my calling."  I think he may have thought I was just saying that to appease him but I really do... I LOVE my calling.  After meeting with him later that week he did inform me that they are opening up a new class and I had been chosen to teach it.  It's a "Marriage and Family Relations" class.  I was so flattered and filled with joy.  Even though I have had my fair share of struggles, I do believe my struggles have brought Andy and I closer, and in turn making our marriage stronger.  I think I have a lot to offer this class.  It's 16 weeks and I will still be teaching Gospel Doctrine afterward.  It will be a nice change.  I am really excited to do this.  I am so grateful for the church and all it has done for me and my family.  I am so proud to call myself a Latter Day Saint!

"As you overcome adversity in your life, you will become stronger. Then you will be better able to help other's -those who are working, in their turn, to find a safe harbor from the storms that rage about them". -Joseph B. Worthlin