As my sister puts it, "I may think I know what my job is, what I'm good at, where I could be most useful. But when I humbly just let God put me where I'm useful to him, I'm much more successful. It works a lot better than when I just jump into something because it sounds attractive or because someone else thinks I should do it."
My sister is finding the church around her, and her ministry in the lives of the people God brings her way. And her ministry makes a difference (as it always does when we use our spiritual gifts under the Holy Spirit's direction). Maybe that's why a friend recently told her, "I know I've never told you this, but when I drive down your street, I always look to see if your van is there. When it is, it's a ministry to me - I see that you're staying home instead of running around somewhere, distracting yourself by doing things. You're doing ministry at home. It encourages me to do the same."
I suspect many of you can relate to this. What do you say?