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I Thought I Was Called to Full-Time Ministry, But God Showed Me a Different Way

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I wasn’t looking for a new job when I came across the opening of an executive director position at a small outreach ministry and retreat center, but with my prior work lining up so precisely, I felt that God was calling me to take a leap of faith.

I prayed Proverbs 3:5-6 daily and even listened to Lauren Daigle’s song, “Trust in You,” on my way to the interview. Still thinking of the chorus, I walked into the church where the interview was and faced a framed picture of Jesus with the words “Trust in the Lord” written at the bottom.

When I received the phone call to let me know that the search committee had come to a unanimous decision, I decided to do just as the picture had said and trust the Lord. I accepted the position with what felt like a lofty title.

For years I had led a tiny ministry, which felt like a side hustle, leading online book studies for Christian women. Stepping into full-time ministry had seemed out of reach, yet I couldn’t shake a desire to use my writing experience to reach into the lives of others through in-person events and retreats…   


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