By Cassie Voisin
My dream has finally come true. I am a Momma! Other then marrying Phil, it is the best decision I have ever made! I love my daughter, Emma, SO MUCH and I can’t imagine life without her!
Looking at Emma, I realize what a beauty and blessing God has trusted us with and I so badly want to lead and equip her with what it takes to be a Proverbs 31 woman. I want to model an amazing marriage so when she someday makes that decision she will know what a God-centered marriage should be like. I want her to love God with all of her heart and live palms up. To be a giver of her time, talent and treasure.
I think a lot of families want this for their children, but balancing everything can be a struggle. Sometimes serving in the local church gets put on the back burner. Now, having Emma, I know just how much of a struggle it can be. There is work, family, friends, bills to pay, house to clean, games to go to, etc. But I know how important it is to put God first in all that we do and to model that for our children.
Some people have a problem saying no when it gets to be more then they can handle. Ever hear of a jack of all trades, but a master of few? They have no problem serving in everything in ministry but put their family on the back burner. Others might not even serve at all in church and miss out on what God has asked of them completely. Me? I want to have a healthy balance. I want to serve in the local church whole heartedly in my spiritual giftings, but also serve my family and not neglect my role there.
There will sometimes be conflict between the two, but that doesn’t always mean that we are outside of God’s will. In Matthew 10:37 Jesus says, “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.” Jesus is not prescribing conflict with our family, He is claiming for himself the right to be the center of our life.
What’s awesome about my job is that I get to help people put God in the center of their life. I also get to help them find the balance in serving and doing it within their spiritual gift mix. How cool is that!?
If you are new to Life Church or this is your home church and you are interested in getting connected, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to find an area of ministry in your gift mix that will be a good balance for you and your family.
You don’t want to miss out on what God has called you to do and also all the fun at Life Church!