Monday, June 1, 2009

Stepping Off Into The Unknown

Not too long ago I had my pastor and his wife over for lunch after church. Pastor mentioned if I had ever considered teaching a class on Wednesday night. I said no, not really. Well, maybe I thought of it but didn't dwell on it too long. The conversation never went past that. For fun I thought I would try throwing together a lesson just to see what it might look like. In my head it seems alright on average. I figured someday when I get the guts I will teach this lesson.

Yesterday we had our monthly staff meeting and at the end of the meeting the subject came up. Pastor is going away at the end of June for a National Convention. He needs someone to step up to the plate for Wednesday night. I heard a few whispers, Mike...Mike....before I new it I had people looking at me and I blurted out, I'll do it. Now it's official. June 24, I will give my testimony along with a message on true heart felt repentance. The funny thing is, along with this message I have another one in my heart to teach to the youth some time. I'll start with one foot in front of the other for now.

What have I gotten myself into? I'm nervous yet excited to see what God is doing here. I told the Lord, I can't do this, I might choke. The Lord said, so what if you do. You'll never know if you don't try. I'm going to do this boldly knowing who God says I am. I will do this in confidence in Him. He has called everyone to preach Jesus and His Word in some shape or form whether they realize it or not.


RCrotty said...

I know you will do great. God will be with you the whole time.

von said...

Wow, Mike. That is just great. Have I said how proud of you I am? Just be yourself, that is the person we all love so much. Also, that is who God loves the most too. We all love you and think the world of you. We are so blessed to have you in our lives. You speak a mighty message everyday.

Kris Sorensen said...

This is fantastic. I'm proud of you for stepping up like that. I'm sure the Lord will give you the words He wants you to share and those in attendance will be blessed.