Friday, December 23, 2011

What should your role be?

Many people ask me this who are new to leadership or ministry, or those who are headed to a new location and with it a change in responsibilities or opportunities.

My advice is always the same.  I would encourage you to not seek a role. Just focus on making a difference.  In doing so the role takes care of itself.

Have I ever cared about roles?  Yes. It was a waste of time. Hindsight is 20/20. 

Today I could care less about roles and quite frankly sometimes I'm sick of them.  I'm terrible at role playing, but never tire of making a difference.

I believe it's the same for most people whether they know it or not.  Roles tend to be prescribed and since God has made us all so uniquely, rare is the person who fits the prescription exactly.

Just something to think about.

4 comments:

Marie said...

Great post and oh so true. For me it's about remembering why God has given me the opportunity and or responsibility and what does He want me to do with it. As I take on the Women's ministry in our church this coming year, I have so many questions and so much I want to accomplish, yet I sense the Holy Spirit reminding me, "this work is mine not yours - seek me and I'll show you the way." That is when I have to step back and say "here I am Lord, do what you will with me and with YOUR ministry."
♪♫ You are the potter, I am the clay♪♫, oh how I love that song and how I need to keep singing it!

Blessings,

Mabel

Melissa said...

I remember you giving me this advice a few years ago. Best advice I ever got! Love you PD!

Terri von Wood said...

Hindsight is ALWAYS 20/20!! We we try to look for a role, a place to serve....we choose incorrectly many times.....if we are serving Him, we have to wait until He tells us what to do for Him! :) Don't think I always knew this!! Learned it the hard way like everyone else after finally deciding to pray and WAIT and being surprised by what He really wants me to do!

Deanna Shrodes said...

Thanks for your feedback ladies! Great stuff.