Where am I being called to serve in the Church? Many of us hear the call to discipleship, but aren’t sure what to do next.
So maybe we join a committee at our parish, get involved in liturgy, or help serve at a soup kitchen, only to find later that perhaps these aren’t what God is really asking of us.
I did this for much of my “church career” thus far. I joined different committees and participated in aspects of liturgy and different forms of service. I found that many of these obligations didn’t necessarily fit my gifts and interests.
It took awhile to become who I am to be for the Church. At the same time, trying different things helped me to discover who I was.
For the first time in my life, I feel like I’m finally getting to a point where I’ve found service that fits the core of who I am -- my talents and spiritual gifts, my interests, as well as the needs of the Church.
I’ve found that the intersection of talents/spiritual gifts, interests, and the needs of the Church are incredibly important to discerning where God ultimately wants you to fit in the Body of Christ. This is where we ultimately bear the most fruit and find the joy He promises.
- What are your talents and spiritual gifts? This is where God wants to use you! Make sure any role you take on uses those.
- What are your interests? Are there topics that perk your passion that fit in the Church?
- What are the needs of the Church? Do you see a gap or is there an opening for what you have to offer?
We’re all here for a purpose and to become who we are in God’s eyes.