Monday, January 11, 2010

At least now I can hide...

behind the organ in church.  I have really hated having to sit alone during Sacrament Meeting.  My husband has to sit up front, as he has most of our married life, but I had always had children to sit with me.  That changed when Miranda began attending the Singles Ward last Fall.

So I have been sitting alone...

But yesterday I received a new calling to be the Ward Organist.  At least one problem has been solved.  Now I have another one to face.   This is really going to push me.  I have never really paid much attention to the organ.  I think that subconsciously I thought it would be an effective way of burying my talent. "Oh no, I can play the piano but I CAN'T play the organ..."

I was given the opportunity a few years ago to be the organist, but it was such a brief calling.  I figured I must have been fired cause I didn't do a very good job.  I suppose I get to try again.

The downside of a new calling is being released from an old one.  I have been a Sunday School teacher for the 16-18 year olds.  Wow.  That, too, has been a challenge.  A delight at times, to be sure.  But a challenge nonetheless.

I am thankful that the Lord gives us new challenges.  What a great way to push ourselves and discover new abilities.  In my heart, I believe that I will always be a teacher.  I have had so many wonderful opportunites to teach in Young Womens, Relief Society, Sunday School, and Seminary.  That is when I am stretched the most.  That is when I grow the most.

One calling I have never had is as a Primary teacher.  I guess the Lord knows that would be asking way too much of me.  The thought makes me quiver in my boots...

5 comments:

Nancy said...

You will do a wonderful job in your new calling! You will also be semi close to sitting with Brian ;-)

Kim Despain said...

You'll do great!! I definitely understand the piano but NOT organ thing as I have thought the same thing quite often and have purposefully avoided learning the organ for that very reason.

And for the record, I think you'd be a great primary teacher!

5Youngers said...

You will do such a great job, however, my family will be sad to loose you sitting one row behind us. You will probably be grateful to be able to focus on the speakers now that the Young's won't bug you :-) Can't wait to see you up at the organ!

Tim said...

he has got you as close as he can now for sacrament!!

laura said...

Ahh, you said it outloud! That's usually a curse for me. :-)

Good luck with your new calling!