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The Church runs on volunteered time and service, organized through callings. We choose to accept or reject these callings when Church leaders extend them to us. When we are faced with this choice we must remember the following:
  • Church leaders truly are inspired from heaven. They know where we need to serve. We must not doubt them even if it is difficult not to.
  • There are many reasons why a certain calling is right for us. Most obvious, we have the necessary qualities and skills for that position or, conversely, we need to develop the needed qualities and skills. Other reasons may not even be related to the calling. In my case, I needed to meet a certain person, who shared the same calling. We have since become close friends and blessings in each other's lives.
  • When we magnify our callings, everyone benefits. We grow and the ward grows; we learn and the ward learns; we love and the ward loves us back.
  • Every calling in the ward is important. 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 emphasizes this by comparing members to body parts and explaining how every body part is essential and should be honored. Never be ashamed of your calling.
Sharing Time: What was your favorite calling? What was your most challenging? What blessings and positive experiences have you had while serving?

Comments

I love this post!!! Through my callings I have met the most AMAZING people and been able to get to know them in a special way that I wouldn't have otherwise. I LOVE my current calling and I LOVE the amazing woman I get to work with. She has become one of my best friends and I LOVE her to pieces!!! I don't know why things work out the way they do, but it brings me comfort that God has a plan. Love you!!!
Anonymous said…
thanks for your posts -DAd
Anonymous said…
Dad and I are serving together as primary Sunday School teachers to twelve 6 year olds and enjoying it. This is the first time that we have served together. We lucked out in that it is a well behaved class and they are all as cute as can be. My favorite calling was ward librian and my most challenging was as a Young Women counselor.
Mom

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