Sunday, January 18, 2009

"She's Going to be a Pastor"

During the greeting time in church where we shake people's hands and say good morning, I shook a little boy's hand and after I turned around, I could hear his mother tell him, "She's going to be a pastor." That made me smile, but it also made me think. I wonder if they knew that I was going to be a writer if they would tell their little children that after they shake my hand? Will I be letting everyone down if I don't become a pastor? "She's going to be a writer," doesn't really sound as noble as becoming a pastor. Ultimately my future is in God's hands. Still I feel that I will let people down if I don't strive to become a pastor.

1 comment:

CT said...

When you are a child of the Most High God and working in His service in the task He is calling you to do, there is just as much pride in "She's going to be a pastor" as there is in "She's going to be a fast food worker." There is just as much joy in sweeping floors as speaking at conferences. There is just as much fulfillment in being a secretary as being at the top of the New York Times best seller list.