What Makes You Tick?
What is it that makes you tick? By this I mean what motivates you? What makes you want to go out and do something? Do you have a desire to do something great or do you just want to live a life without any real meaning?
When I was a young man I felt God's call to the ministry. Was that what I really wanted to do in my life? No, really I wanted to be a police detective but I felt a strong calling of God that He wanted me for the ministry. I thought it was crazy because I hated getting up in front of people and talking. Finally I said okay God if you can use me I will do it. (My Dad had been in the ministry all of my life and it wasn't really what I wanted but I knew if God called I must answer.)
It seemed like a very long trip to get to where God was calling me but I prayed and ask for His guidance and He lead me to where I went. I have made many mistakes along the path but He has help me with each obstacle along the path. With God's help I was able to Pastor a church in Baraboo for almost 16 years and I was Pastor in Wood River for almost 8 years. In between I was able to preach in churches as an interim or fill in. For a short time I was Pastor of a church in Kane for about 2 1/2 years. God used each experience to mold me into what He wanted.
I have to say that each experience was a time when I learned new things and experience new things. I had the opportunity to lead many people to Christ and was able to see many baptized over these years. I preformed many weddings and I conducted many funerals. It was always hard to say goodbye to the folks I loved when they went home to Heaven but each saints of God was a blessing for me to have known.
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