Sometimes you LOVE the callings you get.
Sometimes you are overwhelmed by a calling, but you learn so much and are grateful for the challenge and growth.
Sometimes you tolerate a calling, not really disliking or liking it.
Sometimes you dread your calling!
Please tell me I'm not the only one.
I would say I've had my fair share of each of these types of callings. In fact, in the last 2 years I've gone through all 4 of these feelings. :)
I've been serving in my ward in the same calling for the past year. It has been a very hard calling for me. There is only one other time that I can remember dreading a calling as much as this one. This calling was not only taxing and overwhelming, but I never got to the point where I actually liked it. That's hard!
I did my best with the calling and prayed a lot for guidance and help. I was very positive outwardly and only complained to a few of my friends and family. :) But still, I think if I'd had a better attitude it might have gone more smoothly. Either way, I made it through and I do feel like I did the best I could at the calling in light of the craziness that has been my life for the last 6 months.
Now that we are moving I will have another opportunity for a new calling - for which I'm very excited! I want to make it a better experience - despite whatever it turns out to be.
Here are some things I plan to do this time (and have done in the past).
- Pray (of course this is number one).
- Delegate IF the calling allows for it (I got really good at delegating due to my past two callings).
- Try not to stress out if things don't always go according to plan.
- Read more on LDS.org or the Ensign for ideas on how to improve.
- Be super positive.