In December of 2007 I became a licensed minister. To say that it was a humbling experience would be an understatement. I felt completely unequipped for the task at hand. Prior to that day I had only taught one women’s bible study. The lesson was on “prayer” which is a subject that I’m passionate about. However, I had no idea how to prepare for a sermon. To this day I’m still trying to figure out how I got away with it. I wasn’t hiding in plain sight, but I wasn’t jockeying for a position upfront either.
The church where I was licensed no longer exists and the pastor is now deceased. But I am forever grateful for the confidence he displayed in giving me my minister’s license. I was blessed to have my mother and brother at this ceremony both of whom are now deceased also. Today I am much more confident in my scriptural knowledge and ability to preach the gospel. Yet I’m always mindful to remain humble.
Using this journal prompt write about a ceremony in your own life. How did it make you feel? What did you learn from it? Enjoy…
Source: A Writer’s book of days