Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I Didn't Want To Go To Church


We had signed up, for nursery duty, actually Trey signed us up. Normally I would have been thrilled.

 But not tonight.

 I grumbled under my breath the entire drive there, I don't  want to go, don't want to do this, don't want to be there. And to make it worse I was doing it alone.

A Volleyball Tournament came up so Trey stayed with the kids, while I went to church. 

I don't know what was wrong with me, usually I don't mind this sort of thing. I like helping out the church we attend. But this time my heart and attitude were way off.

I arrived and was greeted with friendly 'hellos' and 'welcomes' and 'we're so glad you were able to come, we have had a lot of people not able to make it tonight'.  

I hoped they couldn't sense my desire to NOT be there either!  I knew I was in trouble and starting shooting up frantic prayers for help. God change my heart and attitude and could you put a rush on it?

They took me to my class and everything was well organized and laid out for me, no worries, right?  Wrong, 20 minutes later I was swimming in a sea of 15!! three year olds. 15!

God what are you doing to me?! Your messing with me right?!

They didn't leave me alone with them, thankfully, they sent in backup.  And one of the leaders was kind enough to stay and help lead.

She helped lead the story time and her love for the children was apparent and contagious.
As the night went on a softening was taking place and I was starting to get into it.  I could feel my prayers being answered and my heart turning around. I was starting to feel guilty for my earlier feelings. How could I have NOT wanted to come and be a part of this?!

It was fun singing and dancing with the little guys.  

One little girl in all her cuteness told me she brought her Mojo! Still not quite sure what that means but it was funny hearing a three year old say the word Mojo :))

God works in funny ways, He knew I needed to be there. To receive the blessing that those little kiddos would give me. And I needed to be the blessing to the church and show up.

Sometimes the very things we don't want to do and fight against are the very things that our souls need.

We may not realize it but God does.
Matt 19:14 Jesus said " Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them,for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

 I had a good time and was glad that I went. I arrived home with a smile on my face and funny stories for the family. What more can you ask for?

Has there ever been anything you didn't want to do, but had committed too, and later was glad you did it?  Please share!!


  1. Hi, Alecia! I found your blog from over at Faith Barista. I noticed you do several of the same blog hops that I like to do. I've been checking out some of your posts and really like what you write about! This one really hit home for me...I have felt compelled in the past to help with our children's program, even though I don't always look forward to doing it. It usually ends up that I'm glad I did it. I currently am taking a little break from it, but they have a great summer program that I may get into again. I am following you, so that I don't miss any of your posts. Feel free to check out my blog, too! And if you like, leave a comment or join me, too! It's great to have met you through your blog!!

    In His Lo♥e, Ann

  2. Hi Ann! Thanks for stopping over it's nice to meet you. I will definitely check out your blog!
    Most of the time of love helping out, but every once in a while something comes over me and I need to step back from it. Maybe burn out? I'm not sure. I'm glad you could relate!!



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