Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

an opportunity.

sometimes i feel spread thin. i tend to want to say "yes" to everything that is asked of me. in turn, i do a whole bunch of things, but i do not always do them well.

that troubles me.

if you ask landon, he'll tell you i'm soft-hearted. every cause is a worthy, world-changing cause in my eyes. it's for that reason that i'm learning to be prayerful before jumping at opportunities and then failing to realize the goal. what good does that do anyone?

none.

that being said, i've been praying for a volunteer opportunity (i know, you're wondering when i'll have time to volunteer. me too. i'll find it.) that i can go after with all my heart.

i was perusing the prestonwood baptist church website several months ago and ran across information about the prestonwood pregnancy center. at the time i thought, "hmm. that's interesting" and continued on my merry way.

this past weekend i saw two dart buses in one day -- on opposite sides of the city -- with advertisments for the center.

so i called. the nice lady at the center is sending me information about becoming a client advocate - someone who meets with individuals or families dealing with unplanned pregnancies to help meet a variety of needs. each advocate works three- or four-hour shifts one day a week.

the next training session is in september.

since ellie was born, i've often thought to myself, "how on earth would i have managed being pregnant without all the friends and family i have to encourage and hold me up?"

"how would i have come upon the days leading to delivery without losing my mind with fear if i hadn't had people to reassure me?

"how would i manage alone every night with her? no landon to help?"

"how would i be able to make it without the knowledge that the Lord has numbered every hair on my head as well as my baby's?"

those are terrifying thoughts.

so i think it's a perfect fit.

and i have several months to pray and prepare my heart for some of the unfortunate situations i'm likely to encounter at the center.

i cannot wait for september.

i cannot wait to see what God will do.

3 comments:

kj said...

you amaze me sister and i am so very proud of you. i'll be praying for this time in your life.

kdp said...

i often have times that i can't say no. my heart is so willing, but then my flesh reminds me that i can only do so much.

i think that they would be very blessed to have you. so would any young mother that came into contact with you.

team-d said...

Oh that is so awesome I really think that is a valuable opportunity and would love to do something like that. My mother was a teenage mother and family was what helped her throught. What do people do without family??? I can't imagine!!!