When I was a young girl, I felt God had placed an anointing on my life to be a missionary. Life happened… poor choices… unforeseen circumstances and I believed that I would never be able to walk in this calling. But God. In His divine providence, God has unexpectedly led me to Pregnancy Resources and in my short time here, God has been teaching me some valuable lessons.
First, God will not place us where He will not equip us for service. One of the biggest struggles in my life is perfectionism. Underneath perfectionism is a fear of failure. Thinking, “I don’t know if I can do this…” As I have learned what nursing at a pregnancy care center means, there has been a freedom and peace that I have never experienced before. I am realizing that God equips me by giving me confidence and courage. There are still days when perfectionism tries to sneak in, but God is faithful in refocusing me back to the reason for my service.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT
Second, working at Pregnancy Resources is not just a “job” but an opportunity to serve daily in ministry. As I meet with clients and listen to their stories, I am in awe of the bravery it takes for them to walk through the doors of Pregnancy Resources. What a privilege! Every time I see a little heartbeat on the US machine, I feel it’s a privilege to be the first one to see it. Every time there are tears shed by our clients, I feel it’s a privilege that God allows me to grieve or celebrate with them. I feel it’s a privilege to pray with and for them. And it’s a privilege to love them! Thank you for making this type of ministry possible.
Christine Kelley RN, Staff Nurse