Five Minute Friday-When God Opens Doors

I am listening to the sounds of preschoolers walk through the hallways. They are supposed to walk with a bubble in their mouth and arms crossed in front of their bodies. I think they get a few feet successfully, then, the sounds of popped bubbles erupt. You can hear a giggle, or a sweet voice correct the child in front of them for not walking appropriately in line. By the time they reach the restrooms, it is a scene just short of chaos, and the teachers repeatedly remind these beautiful children, “Get a bubble in your mouth, arms folded, and stay in line.”

I have worked in this church for three and half years now. I love my job. It is a blessing to collaborate with this family as their church manager. I started as an office manager, but quickly learned, to work for the Lord in this capacity, goes beyond the office.

You see, I don’t attend services here. I had a ‘church home’ prior to leaving my last job- executive assistant at the largest wild animal sanctuary in the world. I passionately loved my job and the animals, but life forced me to make some hard decisions-and l had to walk away in preparation for a couple surgeries I would have that year. After my recovery, I returned to work here, taking a new direction, and dedicating my life to the Lord in an entirely new way.

I have discovered that different denominations do things differently, imagine that. However, we all work toward the same goal- to know Jesus and love like him. (This happens to be the motto of my home church, but it fits everywhere!)

Every day I discover how my heart can dig deeper than I knew, and that I have much to learn. Each year that passes, I discover that I would not want to work anywhere else. I truly love being involved with His work, day in and day out. When you work for a pastor, you discover how your entire life is about Jesus, and the love he has for all his people. There is so much to do.

In this new endeavor, I discovered what it means to live for Jesus. As the time passes, I stay more in God’s word than I ever have. Each part of my job is a reminder of the dedication and devotion that we must have to Christ Jesus at all times. Whether I am creating a bulletin or entering weekly contributions, everything I touch is a part of the ministries that point to God. For this, I am truly thankful.

You know our lives are spent in discover mode from the moment we become mobile, well into adulthood. For me, the last few years I have intentionally focused my life on discovering God. From there, he opens my eyes to discover myself in far greater ways than this world has to offer.

**I invite you to visit the website of Kate Motaung for full details and rules (well the one rule).

All are welcome and invited to take part in joining women around the world for Five Minute Friday! Take five minutes of your day to write a heartfelt, authentic message- (no need to edit), using the prompt word given.


2 Replies to “Five Minute Friday-When God Opens Doors”

  1. So glad I dropped by today, Lisa! I see that we do similar work – I work as a ministry assistant, and am also interested in writing and speaking.

    I, too, am on a quest to discover more about God.

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