Sunday, June 8, 2008

New calling

I have a new calling. Today, I was set apart as the 2nd counselor in the primary presidency. I have mixed emotions about it. On one hand, I love the primary and children in it. I'm convinced there isn't another place you can feel the spirit so strongly. On the other hand, I'm concerned about the amount of work involved and whether I can juggle it into an already busy schedule.

Every since I got the call on Thursday that one of the bishopric was coming over, the thought has been going through my mind that "To those he calls, he also qualifies" I'm certainly going to have put that to test as I try to embrace my new duties. I didn't know what the call would be and I seriously considered just saying no but I couldn't do it. I'm glad I didn't. I felt the spirit today when we, as a presidency, were set apart. It's supposed to be this way. He will help me. I will lean on him.

Sidenote: It was really neat to have Tim be able to lay his hands on my head and take part in my "setting apart". Life is good.


Charlotte said...

You'll be great. It's always amazing to me when I take on a new calling when my life is so crazy busy that I can't even find time to tie my shoes. Somehow the Lord gives me what seems like 27 or 29 hours in a day. Then when the calling ends, I go back to my usual 24. I'm THRILLED for you.

Yvonne said...

You'll do such a great job, tonya. And you are absolutely right--the Lord will help you to find the time. It's funny but sometimes I feel the busier I am the easier it is for me to get everything done. (It's kind of like tithing--somehow there is more ; )

I'm so glad your hubby was part of the setting apart.

Melissa said...

I am sure that you will do a really great job!! Just remember that the Lord inspired the Primary President and the Bishop to call you to this calling. This is His work and he will give you the strength to get the job done!!

lovin_life99 said...

YOU GO GIRL!! I know you will rock cuz I have seen you in action. You are with 2 amazing people as well. When they announced the names the world seemed right. Tim is awesome!! I love that I can keep in contact with the blog!!

Nancy Face said...

It will be a sweet experience, and you will love being there with the children. :)