In the midst of the PTO/mean office lady/offended principle turmoil I am experiencing as the new co-president of our PTO, I have reached a conclusion. I want to be used to help bring peace to a handful of people who have allowed the enemy to steal it from them. And, to do that requires a bit of sacrifice, a lot of diplomacy with a fair amount of "suck it up, Melissa" thrown in for good measure. And, prayer. Lots of prayer!
And, one day when it is all over (because it WILL be all over), I want people to be able to say that I was a "class act". For them to see the joy, patience, self control, and forgiveness that only the Holy Spirit can give me. And, for them to want all that, too.
To God be the glory. How in the world He trusts me with some of this stuff (even my own children!) is beyond my comprehension. I don't want to let Him down. But, I know I can't do it alone. One of the many wonderful things about God is the way He gives us everything we need for whatever it is He calls us to do. I just need to remember that on a daily basis!