What’s Your Temperature?


As I’m writing this, I have tissue stuffed in my nose and a cough drop in my mouth. It’s 11:43pm and I’m still awake. Why? Because I feel a cold coming on. I can feel my throat becoming more soar by the hour. Easter is just around the corner and I’m fighting sickness.

I think this is a great time to check my temperature. I have Kidz Blitz coming Good Friday and Easter service that Sunday. With big events around the corner, I can’t afford to be sick. But I’m not talking about my body temperature. I’m talking about my spiritual temperature. When we have a plan and it gets derailed by choice or inadvertently, what’s our first reaction? Do you worry? Or is your first reaction a prayer to your Heavenly Father?

Just the other day, I had a possible volunteer text me 10 minutes before service started that they did not want to serve in Children’s Ministry. Can you imagine what that felt like? Someone who I was pouring into and taking time to pull towards growing suddenly wants out! Ouch! My first reaction was to thank God.

Let me explain, I’ve really been praying for God to send me people who truly love children and who want to be a part of my team. I believe God answered my prayer with that volunteer choosing not to serve with me. I want people who want what I want! If you don’t have a heart for children, then you can join the choir or another ministry. I offered some other ministries she could possibly serve in. I wasn’t angry at her. I was happy that she knows her passion is not with children. Now don’t get me wrong because some people don’t know their passion. Some people need to be exposed to things to help them discover their spiritual gifts. However, once they discover, we can move forward with helping them find the area that best suits them.

How do you handle being sick and working at the same time?

What’s your first reaction when things go wrong?


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