How will I know what God is calling on me to do? Will I be willing to listen to Him? Why can't I be more patient toward God? These are questions that I used to ask myself on a daily basis. As a Christian, I find myself struggling to figure out what God's true mission for my life will be. I heard part of my answer last year when I founded the drama ministry at my local church. I never knew that God would use me to do that. For me it has opened amazing paths and touched many lives. I kept asking myself, Why me? Why has God given me this ministry?
The Lord had a plan for my life when he came into my life on April 5th, 1999. That was the morning that I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I did not expect the Lord to have such a profound impact on me. I was never what you would
call a born again Christian until that morning. My personal experience with Jesus Christ has given me a sense of purpose. I am also currently working on the 1st book in my bible study series entitled "Walking With My Friend" It is based on my personal struggles and how God has been helping me through them. What amazes me is that the Lord uses ordinary people to extraordinary things. Had I not been where I was that morning I might have missed the call. Because I took the time to listen to God, He has shown me a lot of things that I thought would be impossible for me given the circumstances in my life. I often think of the bible, throughout history God was using ordinary people to spread his message. David was a murderer, Samson was a womanizer, Jonah fled from God, yet He found ways to use them. I haven't always lived the Godly life, in fact far from, my life you could say reads like the book of Job. I have wondered why God wants to use me. I find my answers in scripture. I also ponder why The Lord wants to use me when I am not
well schooled in biblical knowledge.
I have been blessed with a wonderful testimony that is both disturbing and thought provoking. I have also been given a ministry through which God is able to bring His Word to life. I have witnessed God's work through the growth of our drama ministry. We are up to ten people a week. We started out with just myself and one other lady. There would be nights that I would pray that the Lord would bring others. There was so much He wanted to do with drama, our church so desparately needed a way to get people fired up for God. The minister though reluctant at first, finally embraced the idea and before Father's Day of 2002 the drama team was born. I had followed the blueprint of God's design and this ministry is a reflection of that. Although I am the director of The Lehman Drama Ministry, God is the ultimate director. Without his guidance, and encouragement, I might have missed the call. That morning of April 5th 1999 was God's call for my life, I have been a willing servant because I was willing to listen to Him.
The Drama Ministry performed as a group last Saturday. People who were not involved in the ministry have answered the call by contributing in other ways. I had somebody approach me about costumes, still another person volunteered to run lights and help out with sound. My friend Bill offered to play some music and entertained the audience with stirring renditions of popular praise songs. We are getting ready to do another Drama Night in November. I am reminded of the verse from Matthew 26: "With God all things are Possible."
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