Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Last night was one of those nights...I wasn't feeling well, again. Which don't get me wrong, at this point in pregnancy isn't rare and I am used to it somewhat and I certainly am willing to deal with it since I know the prize is soon to be arriving! Have I mentioned I'm thrilled to hold that little prince in my arms?! I'm bursting...anyway, that's besides the point. What I was getting to is that I've come to the realization over the last few years that I'm so not good at some things that other Christians are....as in ministering through words. My honey on the other hand...he can debate up a storm and encourage and when he does he sounds so intelligent, he has this patience that is way beyond what I could have when discussing religion, faith, etc. Me, I sound like a babbling idiot....and then eventually get so frustrated, not only with myself but the other person....that mostly I choose to avoid the situation. I've had to stop trying so hard to minister through words because I think I make things worse when I use words! I have in the past gotten very frustrated with myself over this...HOWEVER... last night reading my bible, it did click that I'm not a completely hopeless case...I just have a different way of ministering.
"Just as each of us has a body with many members and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is SERVING, let him serve, if it is teaching, let him teach, if it is encouraging, let him encourage..." Romans 12:4-8
Notice SERVING is capitalized. I think that is my gift. I love to do things for others. In fact, I wish I had the energy and means to do it more. I love to give gifts, I love to make meals for others and care for them when they are ill....make them feel better through my actions...if that makes sense. Words, they fail me everytime. No matter how well-intentioned they are.
Ah...getting older and slightly wiser....or at least I hope so! ;P