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...