Finding your place in ministry as a pastor’s wife or ministry wife can leave you feeling frustrated and stuck. You might feel constrained by expectations in your church, confused about where you are being called, or feeling stuck because a role you used to fulfill is no longer needed. Pastor’s wife and podcaster Angie Brown Elkins joins me today to share how she has reinvented herself in ministry over the years and how changing her thoughts around “calling” has allowed her to always find ways to serve God.
- Sometimes finding your place means saying “yes” to God, even if it means reinventing yourself and starting something new.
- Your calling is ultimately to make disciples and love your neighbors. There is always a way to minister in those areas.
- If you feel stuck, challenge yourself to do something you’ve never done before and commit to it.
“God will let you serve him if you will just say yes to whatever He’s asking, and maybe it will look completely different at times. You just have to be willing to let go of your idea of what it’s going to look like. If you want to serve Him, you can.”
-Angie Brown Elkins
“I’ve rethought my language around calling because really if this is my calling, if this is what God has called me to do, and man can stop it, is it really of God? So what I realized was our calling is not necessarily to a place or a person or even an exact thing, but it’s more to the things that all of us are called to as believers: making disciples, loving God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, loving our neighbors ourselves. Those are our callings, and we can do those in lots of different ways.”
-Angie Brown Elkins
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