Even though I’m seventy-one years old, I’m not ready to quit hanging with children just yet. I came to that realization yesterday.
The pastor asked a few ladies in our church to pray about being a part of a women’s leadership team. His desire is for the women to come together in fellowship and outreach. I initially told him that if the Lord wanted me to be a part of the women’s team, I’d have to walk away from our Wednesday night children’s ministry endeavor. I felt like at my age it would be a challenge to do both. My husband and I also teach a preschool children’s church class once a month which we’ll continue to do.
Yesterday, at church, I prayed and asked the Lord what I’m supposed to do. I want His will to be done more than anything else. However, I felt unsettled about walking away from Wednesday nights. At some point, I realized I couldn’t quit. My heart is too invested in the lives of the children.
I still don’t know if I’m supposed to be a part of the women’s program but I do know that I’m not ready to stop hanging with the kiddos either. If He calls me to be a part of the women’s program, He’ll have to give me supernatural strength to do both.
If you’re a golden oldie like me, don’t let anyone convince you that you’re too old to minister to others whether it’s with children or women or whatever God leads you to do. He’s not done with us yet and for me that means spending more time with the children. Yay me!