“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
I never envisioned myself being a first lady or a preacher for that matter. So when I met my husband who dreamed of pastoring a church one day, I questioned our compatibility right from the start. I told God, “I can’t be what he will need me to be.” I was a free flowing creative spirit who hated to feel boxed in. I was planning on becoming a famous painter and a business owner one day and ministry was no where near my life’s pursuit. But God knows us better than we know ourselves. And with every purpose He gives, He provides the passion, the anointing, the grace and the wisdom necessary to fulfill that particular assignment. Out of nowhere He began to give me a heart for pastor wives. I would find myself praying for them and my heart was enlarged for these precious daughters of God who give so much without asking anything in return. It was then that God birthed within me a passion for ministering to women. Passion is created in prayer. God enlarges our hearts and causes our will to align with His will. He opens our eyes to see the problem and how He is going to use us to solve it. It is a beautiful thing! While you may not be called to be a pastor”s wife, trust that the Lord will equip you to do whatever He has purposed you to do.
Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to my heart. I pray that You bless Your precious daughters throughout the world who are serving alongside their husband’s in ministry. It is not an easy task, but Your grace won’t fail them. I pray they draw close to You and receive Your supernatural strength. Give them the wisdom they need in order to handle such a great and rewarding assignment. As for me, Lord I trust that You know what is best for my life. Shape me and mold me into the woman You would have me to be. In Jesus Name, Amen.