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“Dear Woman Feeling Called to Ministry…” By Ayanna Thomas

I like what Ayanna Thomas has to say. She makes sense, is humble, insightful, and joyous. Here is the start of her Instagram piece today: Read the rest here.


I know how you feel. You see so many women around you “stepping into their calling.” And you feel this urge to do something too. You scroll your feeds, wishing you could just launch your blog, start a local women’s group, deliver talks at conferences, like everyone else. It feels like you’ll never be able to walk in the gift(s) God has given you and you aren’t really even sure if you’re convinced of what that looks like.” 

“But let me encourage you with something…


Read the rest of her encouraging comment, then browse her Instagram account, lots of good stuff!


Christian writer and Georgia teacher's aide who loves Jesus, a quiet life, art, beauty, and children.

2 thoughts on ““Dear Woman Feeling Called to Ministry…” By Ayanna Thomas

  1. Boy! I can relate to that piece. I spent years crying out to God, wondering why He had given me a passion and gift for teaching, and then not allowing me to use it. During that time I was caring for my parents, my in-laws, my family and running a business. I even had a quote on my computer desktop that said, “Use me, or don’t – the gift is Yours to decide what to do with it”.

    But still I was frustrated. Then, it was as if God spoke to me in my spirit and said, “Just keep studying, just keep learning. Like the Children of Israel who went to Egypt with 70 people, and left with millions, you are in an ‘incubation period’. I’ll use you when it’s time”.

    And so I kept on. And He did. How all of this came about is a very long story, but it was clearly God, and not me.


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