In my journal one a year ago this weekend, I wrote: “The LORD is so loving to confirm His leading in tender whispers.” That is when He started teaching me about the small life.

I have spent the last year fleecing God.  Over and over I have been asking Him to confirm to me that He has called me to ministry.  Over and over again He has whispered to me “YES”.  Without fail, I have cried out to Him, and He has put people in my path to tell me that this is what I need to be doing.

“I am lost.  Not sure which way to go.”

He sent me sweet, eighty-one-year-old Ms. Dorothy in the coffee shop: “You will walk right into it. God establishes your footsteps.”

So many little ways that He confirms that are not even meant to be shared because He whispers them me in the secret places.

Whispers. Sweet whispers hover over me.

And here I wait. Anointed but not appointed.  Like David, I wait in the dark places…hidden.

I am thankful that I am hidden.  Prepare me, Father. Teach me.

As I try to walk out in obedience, I just want to be faithful in the small things.  Ministry…I have no idea what this looks like other than my small offerings of five loaves and two fish every day.

Time is up…Stop…Truth be told, this is too deep and too raw that I spent longer than five minutes to write this…to process this. I had not intended on sharing this yet, but this has been so heavy on my heart.  The word was too perfect that I just wrote out of the overflow of what He has been whispering to me. If we truly were sitting down to have coffee, this is what I would be sharing with you. In all transparency, I need to tell you that I am scared stiff and lacking in confidence.  I am not telling you this because I need a pat on my back or even words of affirmation. I need prayer. As my friend, will you please pray with me as I walk this out?

I cannot tell you how blessed I have been by the community that meets over on  Kate Motaung‘s page each week for Five Minute Friday. She provides a one word prompt and we write, share, and encourage.  Would you join us?


10 comments on “Five Minute Friday: Whisper

  1. Barbie

    Praying with you! If God has called you, He will equip you. Have a beautiful weekend.

  2. Liz

    Praying! Ministry is so, so tough sometimes. And it’s easy to feel like you’re running on your own strength.

    My heart is right there with you.

    Glad to link up via FMF!

  3. jenniferlinck

    How exciting that God has called you to ministry. Several years ago, we were in the process of adopting a baby and I felt God was asking me to go into ministry. I thought He was crazy and had NO idea what that looked like. One morning I prayed boldly for God to show me what a job in ministry looked like. Two weeks later I was accepting a job at the local homeless shelter (a ministry position) and that just happened to be where I met my son’s birth mother. Keep trusting and believing what God has called you to. He will open the doors at just the right time! Happy Friday!

  4. We Are Groot

    “The Voice”

    There is a voice inside of you
    That whispers all day long,
    “I feel this is right for me,
    I know that this is wrong.”
    No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
    Or wise man can decide
    What’s right for you–just listen to
    The voice that speaks inside.”

    ― Shel Silverstein

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