For a while I felt pretty awesome about sliding under the radar and unintentionally tricking the system by not having a calling.
And then I remembered that I actually love having a calling. It gives me an excuse to get to know people in my ward, which makes me feel less like a dumb dumb loner.
So I finally got a calling. And no one in charge knows anything legitimate about me besides my contact information. And they gave me the best calling ever. Because God is in charge, and he knows me.
Have you ever sat down and thought about your ultimate favorite-of-all-time calling? You feel excited and qualified to do it and it gives you exactly what you need?
Some people covet the high-up callings. There's a reason they want them...they have no idea how much work and worry goes into being in charge of more than four people. I had one of those callings before. I loved it. It was exhausting, but I felt like I did a lot of good. I also felt like being in charge made me look intimidating to some people so they didn't really want to be my friend. Did I mention the I had this calling while I was student teaching? My car died that semester. It was a really stressful time. I loved it, but I would never ask for it. Ever. I felt inadequate. But it was perfect for me at the time, and God knew that.
Well my new calling is perfect for me now. I'm I charge of the ward program every Sunday. I get to make something look good, and I have an excuse to meet new people, and I get to do it mostly by myself. And I'm pretty excited.
BTW, I think my first draft almost made the bishop faint. I forget that normal people can't really wrap their heads around super modern designs. I had to tone it down.
What's your ultimate calling? Why?
Someone asked to see the first draft. Here it is: