Monday, May 13, 2013

New Calling

The Sunday before our RS Birthday dinner, Jason received a call from the Bishopric around 4:45 p.m. asking if we could both come and meet with the Bishop in 20 minutes.  My mom was in town and stayed with the kids while we ran on over.  We were both so confused as to why we would be coming in because both of us already had two callings each.  When we got there the Bishop and 1st Counselor, Brother Beecher, seemed very smiley.  They started asking Jason all about his Doctorate and how busy he is and how often he is around so I started relaxing in my seat knowing he was going to get a new calling.  Then the Bishop asked if we were planning on staying here for awhile and we said we weren't sure.  He then said, "Maybe the Lord is making that decision for you."  He then looked at me and said, "We would like to call you to be the Young Women's President."

I have never been so surprised in my entire adult life!  I just started to cry.  I wasn't crying because I was worried about the time commitment or anything like that, I was crying because I didn't feel like I was good enough for the calling right now.  There have been times in my life I would have thought I'd be great for that calling, but right now is not that time.  I have been more lax than ever with my scripture study the past couple years and I'm not very good at "Good. Better. Best"  

Of course I accepted the call, but I just cried and cried the rest of the day.  I just didn't feel good enough and I didn't want anyone to know that I got called.  It's not that I was embarrassed, but I was incredibly humbled and I just didn't want to tell anyone I had a new calling.

It's funny, because the week leading up to the call, I had been prompted that I needed to be better with my scripture study and the day I was called, I had the strongest impression, during Gospel Doctrine, that I needed to commit THAT day to better scripture study.  I'm happy to say that since I received the call, I have not missed a single day of scripture study and I have enjoyed it SO much.  I have been diving into the scriptures and the more I have read the more I have thirsted for more.  I can't believe what a blessing it has been.

Isn't it wonderful that the Lord knows us so individually that He knows exactly what we need to help us be better.  I know that I was not called to be YW President because of how good I am, it was because of how good it would help me to be.  What a wonderful blessing and I am so thankful.  The girls have been very welcoming and we have had a ton of great lessons and activities.


Cake Pops said...


That is exactly how I felt when I was called to be the Primary President. My first thought was, I'm not qualified. I don't even have any kids! The bishop reassured me that children were not a prerequisite. Then the next thought was, I'm way too young, followed by, I'm not spiritually prepared enough. God just had to put me in a place where I could remember the basics...the small little things. You will be blessed in so many ways by the girls you serve, and you will bless them in more ways than can be imagined. I still remember the wonderful YW leaders who influenced me for good. Don't you just love how the Lord works! Congrats on this new growth opportunity for you AND the girls! HUGS!!

Tammy said...

You will be FABULOUS as the YW's President Mindi!!!! And it probably helps that you have more energy than anyone else I know!