So here I am, updating fo ya’ll. There’s been a lot going on recently. But rather than giving a point by point recap of what’s been going on, I’d like to try and share a little bit of what I’ve been learning or challenged with this summer. Well, the biggest thing that I’ve been wrestling with is basically, my life/future. As it currently stands, I am a Health and PE major headed for a life of instruction in a public school. But for the past two summers I have had the opportunity to do full-time ministry in internship positions. The first was a youth internship at my home church in Wooster, Ohio. That was a blast. And now this summer I am the “worship intern” here at the Western Reserve Grace Brethren Church in Macedonia. I am basically in charge of the music on Sunday and stuff like that.
So at Wooster, I had 3 bosses, and all of them told me the same thing: “I think you should consider full time ministry.” At the time, I was like “haha, right.” I mean come on, my dad may be a pastor, but I’m gonna be a teacher, right? Fast forward to this summer and Jason (the Sr. Pastor) and I in the kitchen and I hear this said to me, “You need to be full time ministry. Finish up, get your degree, but you need to be in ministry.” What in the world am I supposed to do with that? I’ve got 4 guys that I look up to and respect and they’re all telling me that they see in me a potential to do great things in ministry. What do I do with what they said? Do I say “no way, I’m my own boss and I say what I’m gonna do!”? Do I follow them blindly and say “whatever you say boss”? Whatever the course I cannot ignore the voices anymore.
So here I am. 3 weeks from the end of my time here at the church and I’m being challenged with all these things. How do I choose between passions? Do I have to? Is there a way to do both? All I know is that last summer, the message was, “you should be in ministry.” This summer the message has become, “you need to be in ministry.” Is this the voice of God? Do I believe that he speaks so directly? Do you? Wow, and I thought I had it all figured out. haha