Listener, Advice, Planner
Finding my purpose in life.
What is my calling? What are my gifts?
Listener & Advice- When I was growing up, my mother use to always want to talk to me. She would share stories of her growing up and taking care of my aunt. She was the oldest just like me, and I really enjoyed her stories. She told me that she loved talking to me because I was a good listener. She always felt that her stories weren’t that interesting, and by me listening to them, she felt happy to be able to share them. She even shared personal childhood things that happened to her, things I never told anyone to this day.
When I moved into my first apartment, my friends would come over and sit all day telling me their issues or things that they were going through. I cared, and I would offer feed back after listening. The days I didn’t have company over, I would be on the phone listening and offering my Godly wisdom to them. Back then I could never understand why people would share their deepest darkest stories with me.Even though I was good and keeping secrets and I never gossiped or shared anyone’s business. I was always reading my bible, and I realized that people loved talking to me because of it. I became a good listener because of listening to my mother as a young gurl. I enjoyed it and it became natural for me. Today in my life, I receive many messages in my inbox, email and phone about advice and prayer. I really enjoy it. I know for a fact, being a great listener and offering Godly wisdom * advice* is apart of my calling.
Planner- I love to plan. Its funny to go back in my mind and remember gatherings I had that caused me to know that planning is apart of my calling. I use to plan backyard parties at least once a month. People would see me on the streets and say, “when are you having another one of those bomb parties you throw?” I use to laugh because people called me all the time and really wanted to know how did I plan such nice parties.
I remember planning Sistergurl gatherings at my apartment where we would sit around and “male bash”. It was like therapy for anyone who was going through something with their boyfriends. Women loved to come to those, especially being in our 20’s and trying to understand men. When my brother got married, I volunteered to be his wedding planner. I didn’t have any experience, but I offered to do it because I loved to plan. I learned a lot, and it was fun. In my 30’s as I got more into my bible and my relationship with God was even stronger, I planned many Women’s Gathering at my home. I planned so many I can’t even count them. Then I formed my own Teen Group – Raisingurls to Women for 5 years which consist of planning trips, dinner and movie dates, work assignments, and daily activities. I started Crees Feeding the Homeless for Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, Lunch, and Dinners. We passed out food on the streets of Detroit. Little did I know that when I was planning all of those gatherings, that this skill will come in handy for fulfilling God’s purpose and plan for my life. Planning is definitely a part of my calling.
Tomorrow~ Gift of Communication, Gift of Personality, Gift of Keeping it Moving
Where works of the flesh exists, there is NO joy