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At the urging of my husband, I finally buckled and signed up for the social networking site, LinkedIn.
For years, I’ve willingly watched the duties of motherhood eclipse those spaces in my résumé reserved for skills and work experience. Instead of news writing, my new greatest skill is twin whisperer. Where editing and proofreading once stood, now my résumé reads cooking, cleaning, and peacemaking. Instead of investigative reporter, I now proudly call myself the shoe-finder.
And while I’ve managed to maintain a few regular freelance projects in the midst of homeschooling my five-year-old twins and blogging, I was hesitant to sign up for a social platform organized around the working world.
But I was pleasantly surprised to discover that my skills sets weren’t completely outdated. And as colleagues and connections began to “endorse” some of my areas of expertise, I felt my confidence level and pride (*ahem*) rise.
Whether we’re being honest or not, I think many of us involved in Great Commission activities tend to keep a ministry portfolio. We keep track of the number of times we’ve volunteered, the amount of meals we’ve cooked, served, and delivered, the exact date we spoke at an event, the number of sermons delivered.
What do you consider your crowning ministry event? Chances are you’ve added it to your ministry résumé.
But if we aren’t careful, our acts of service can easily become the measure of our worth in the King’s kingdom rather than our relationship to the King.