That’s NOT My Job Description!
I hear people jokingly say, that is NOT my job description. As a mostly stay at home wife, mom, and mimi (grandmother & great-grandmother, I really never gave much thought to what my job description would be. I have had jobs here and there, down through the years. I worked for four years in a Christian school, I sold Real Estate for a few years, have had many positions in the church, but that was all volunteer work or work done as unto the Lord. But I guess these things would still require a job description. I’ve been referred to as a jack of all trades in church work… not much I haven’t done in the church. But now as I approach the golden years, I feel my heart yearning to do something that really counts, something that really helps in Gods plan for His people.
As a child, I was the deliverer of truth to the adults ( a tattle tale). My mom tells me that when something happened which involved all children present, she could always count on me to tell her the truth of what really happened, even if it was one of my siblings or myself that was in the wrong. But as an adult, this gift of truth bearing has evolved into setting people straight at times. 🙂 When I see things, especially in my loved ones, that I know just isn’t right or could bring hard times to them….. I feel compelled to bring enlightenment to their life. :O I’ve been told a time or two, to but out, but told in a nice way… well, most of the time!? LOL I am slowly learning that I can trust God to set my loved ones straight. 🙂
That is trully what is in my heart and my spirit to do. I want to be a deliverer of “TRUTH”. Down through the years God has used me in teaching and speaking His Truth (His Word). And more recently He has started me on a journey of delivering His Truth (His Word) in written form. I am really enjoying writing….. due to the fact that I really like to be heard, which is usually verbal! 😉 God has reminded me that even in the midst of my butting in, for the most part it was to ensure that my loved ones would know the Truth of what Gods Word has for us, and when we abide in it, we can learn His promises to claim and stand on, for our children and grandchildren and all those we love. We are simply watching out for their “souls”.
Jeremiah 31:15-17 Thus says the Lord: A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more. [Matt. 2:18.] Thus says the Lord: Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work shall be rewarded ., says the Lord; and [your children] shall return from the enemy’s land. And there is hope for your future, says the Lord; your children shall come back to their own country.
This promise from Gods Word has brought peace to my heart on so many occasions.
Sharon D. Middleton
BTW: Do you know my Savior? Jesus is His Name