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I Need More Confidence

I am disabled in a wheel chair. But still able to walk some. I am in my 70's and feel like I can't help much. And I want to be able to help others in my church I am available. How can I have more confidence?

Moderator - Help with phone work.

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 ---nina on 11/4/05
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nina, I applaud you for wanting to help in church.Shows loving heart. Read your post I thought of the children/younger women in church. In Bible talks of older women teaching the younger. I bet you have some awsome stories for the children and some wonderful tips to teach/help younger women.
Be a teacher to the younger generations and help quide them towards God with your love and knowledge.
---Marla on 3/12/08

Nina's suggestion of active phone work is very good (phone visitation-intercessory prayer etc)
If you still write/type well you could start a CARD ministry sending various cards for various occaions on behalf of the church. So get up and just tell the Pastor about it and do it!
---Pierre on 7/13/07

Pray and ask the Lord to give you boldness. I've done that before and He gives it to me. "I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me".
---Helen_5378 on 6/29/06

Greeting people, smiling, asking how someone is doing and really meaning it is a HUGE help and sorely needed in churches. Some people are afraid to meet others, some are intimidated by "church" people if they are new. It is a ministry you can do and seem perfect for with your sensitive kind spirit.
---Terry on 6/28/06

Nina,who are you putting your confidence in ?
there is a lot you can do,you can pray for the needs of others,you can be an ear for those who need someone to listen to them.
Ask God what he would have you to do,then listen.God bless you.
---russe9356 on 11/22/05

Nina I am sorry, the whole time I was answering your question, I never looked to see if you were male or female. The advice is good for male or female tho. And you wouldn't even have to keep it to one, or the other. It works for all the seniors 55 and up.
---a_friend on 11/4/05

In your 70's and still helping others, I think that is great. Have you talked to your pastor? If not, go to him and let him know that if there is anything you can do to help others in the church you are more than willing to help. Does your church have a Senior's group? If they don't, ask if you can start one. your first meeting could be a breakfast just for everyone to get acquainted. The more you do for, and with others, the more confidence you'll have. God Bless You!
---a_friend on 11/4/05

You could serve on the phone commitee making important announcments to members who did not make it to church. Or you could be part of a group of phone prayer warriors.
If you write or type well you could be part the Send a card minstry etc.
Pick one, tell the Pastor about it and Just Do It! Enjoy! P.
---Pierre on 11/4/05

God be with you.
---Teisheka on 11/4/05

God Bless You! You are able to help more than you know. You have a lifetime of experienes, wisdom, and etc. You have a testimony...mentor young single and older women in life crises. Your wheel chair only prevents physical helping...not spiritual guidances and mentoring. How about praying to God use you in a teaching or mentoring way.
---micha6835 on 11/4/05

You already have the confidence,you just need the push to offer yourself and your services.You could be a greeter at church,have prayer groups at home,be in charge of prayer chains over the phone.The list is endless, if you are willing then you will be more than able! God Bless You
---missy on 11/4/05

Nina, the book HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE by Dale Carnagie was a great help to me. It should be in your public library. Bless you in your journey.
---randy on 11/4/05

the moderators idea was good talk to your pastor and see if there is something in the church that you can do to help build you up help organize fundraisers or banquets things that will give you a sense of belonging
---andre9789 on 11/4/05

What things can you still do? Pray about it and let God show you what to do. Can you be a prayer warrior? That could be a very powerful way to help. I am praying for you!
---Melissa on 11/4/05

For me, confidence has come from knowing that God created me, and that He did so for a reason. I may not always be able to see that reason, but I know He can touch others through me, in any capacity.
---Gwenn on 11/4/05

What a wonderful opportunity you have. This can be your finest hour; PRAYER is your key to helping both yourself and your church.You want confidence ask for confidence.Your condition makes it possible to spend much time in prayer with Lord. He will listen and guide you as you spend time with Him--mima 11/4/2005
---mima on 11/4/05

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I am also disabled.Im 47,I try to talk to people that are possitive,and try to remember there are people that are worse than I am.I talk to people and help those I can.I feel better about myself.All my love
---Sunny on 11/4/05

You are a wonderfully made person and there are many things that an older, wiser person can contribute. Phone work is an excellent choice because it is important and a great way to minister to the flock. Many times there is paperwork or mailings that churches need help with to. Get with the office manager and donate your time. God is keeping you here for a reason, He has a purpose for you. God Bless you ^i^
---Robin on 11/4/05

The Bible saids "I can do all things though Christ who strenghtens me." I am also in a wheelchair, and I serve the Lord at my church in Childerns Church and on the Praise and Worship team. Do whatever the Lord lays on your heart to do. He knows you better than anyone and He has a plan for you still. Trust in Him.
---Mary on 11/4/05

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