How to be Intentional  About Your Calling & Purpose

 

Greetings from the National WMA.  I just wanted to introduce myself to you ladies.  My name is Charlotte Johnson and your newly elected President of WMA.

 I was raised as a PK (Preacher’s Kid).  If that was not enough, I married a preacher and we will celebrate 50 years of marriage in June of 2022.  I have two children, a wonderful son-in-law and two granddaughters.  My husband, my daughter, my son-in-law and myself are or have been public school teachers.  Our son is an Optometrist in Tyler, Texas.  Our granddaughter Triniti is 13 and in the 8th grade and Allie is 11 and in the 6th grade.  They are the joys of our lives.

We serve Rosewood Baptist Church, Gilmer, Texas, where we have been for 38 years.

I have served in many areas of church work and the WMA.  I have been Texas State President and Texas GMA Promoter.  I now serve as Assistant Corresponding Secretary for Texas WMA. 

I have been Liberty Association clerk for the past 21 years. 

All these things listed above have been my calling in life.  What is your calling and purpose in life? The theme for the National WMA or Women’s Ministry this year is being Intentional.  Where do you need to be intentional in your life? Intentional living means to live with purpose or to live deliberately with an aim or a plan.

“Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.”—1 Thessalonians 5:11

What can I do, right now, to start being more intentional about my life with God? 

How can I encourage genuine discipleship within my church community?

I believe God has BIG plans for your life! He’s given you a calling and purpose to fulfill on earth. I don’t just mean some old generic plan, but a SPECIFIC plan just for You!

With this plan comes a responsibility to steward it and to actually be intentional about it.

Your calling and purpose are not going to just happen. You will have to put in some work, be diligent and faithful, and then watch how God weaves it all together!

Prayer is KEY!   So, start with prayer, first. Ask God to show you how to be intentional with the purpose He has for your life.

It’s so important that you write down the vision God has given you about your calling and purpose.

The next step to living an intentional life is to set your intention (or set some goals). 

What do you want to achieve? How are you going to contribute to the world? Life is short, so how are you going to make the most of it?

Once you start living intentionally, you’ll notice a few things:

You’ll become a woman who is hungry for God’s word.

You’ll create possibilities and goals for your life that fill your cup and glorify God in the process.

You’ll live each day on purpose – no more coasting or just getting by.

I will be glad to speak to your ladies about WMA and Women’s Ministry at any time.  Just contact me at 903-790-1385 or email me at chj1054@etex.net.

Are you ready to be intentional in your life and serving God with purpose?
 
 
President Charlotte Johnson
(8/19/2021)

 

 

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The National WMA/Ladies’ Conference was a success! Not sure at the time of this writing of the numbers & amounts, but the speakers of the morning session & the of the break-out sessions were wonderful! Thank you, Heritage Baptist Church was hosting us, & thank the NWMA officers who organized the event! 
Below is the the video of the NWMA President, Charlotte Johnson as she spoke to the BMAA on Wednesday, August 3: