When it comes to serving in the church, I've also had trouble finding my slot. Since I'd be a bit like Barnie Fife singing in the choir and just can't bring myself to volunteer to work the nursery or children's church, I've struggled to find a place to serve.
Enter Financial Peace University.
Our church is starting classes in February. I mentioned to Jay that I might attend them. "You already know everything they are going to say."
When I suggested that maybe I could help with the class, instead of being a participant, he said I was just being conceited thinking I could offer anything of value to the class.
I decided to suck it up and talk to the person coordinating the class after church. "I don't mean this conceited, but I've been through FPU. I listen to him on the radio daily. If you need any help, please let me know what I can do."
I was thinking that he might ask me to give my FPU story to the class for inspiration. Maybe be a mentor to a younger person in the class or something.
Instead, straight out of the gate, he socked it to me. "Well it would be great if you could speak before the church next Sunday about the affect FPU has had on your life."
The whole church?
All 250 of them?
Not just the 15 or 20 in the class?
Then the conversation with Jay afterward. "I thought women weren't supposed to speak in church." Well its not really the service but before. Then again, you could always speak for our family. "No way. Why don't you just tell him that you don't wanna do it." Right, I've finally found a way to do something in the church I'm passionate about. I offer my services, then say "no" at the first thing I'm asked to do? I don't think so.
I've got a week to come up with a few minutes of motivational testimony to inspire people. This is life changing material.
Please pray that I don't ramble!!!