Title: No Nancy-Pants
Date: September 02, 2014
She doesn’t have to do this. Nancy sold her business for a tidy sum. She doesn’t have to work ever again. She doesn’t have to do anything. She could tend her flower gardens, host parties, and eat bonbons all day. She can do anything she wants to, and nothing she doesn’t want to do. Nancy doesn’t have to volunteer as a hospital chaplain, visiting the sick, but she does. Between you and me, a hospital chaplain shanghaied her. Reverend Bonnie knows one when she sees one, so she persuaded Nancy to take a six-week class. It took persuading, because Nancy is no Nancy-pants pushover. Nancy isn’t afraid of much. She never was. If a door was closed to her, she’d figure out a way to open it, or she’d find another way in. It turns out, much to the surprise of Nancy, but not to Bonnie, that Nancy has a knack for chaplaincy. It takes fearlessness, a steady stomach, the ability to talk to anybody, a nonjudgmental spirit, and faith. Halfway through life, when Nancy was getting ready for fun, God called her to a new job. Nancy’s found fulfillment.
When God puts a door in front of you, try opening it. You might be in for the biggest joy of your life.
Let’s Pray: Dear God, if You have a job for me, a calling for me, a way for me to feel fulfilled, show me the door, and hold my hand as I walk through. Amen.
A Thought: Send me a door, Oh God. Hold my hand. I'll walk through.
Sources: Exodus 3:11; Isaiah 43:2; Psalm 139