Not too long after I was saved, I began to feel like God wanted me to do more than just sit in the pew. Heather and I were on our way to the mall and I told her that I felt like God was calling me to preach. Her response was "He's not calling me to be a preacher's wife!" Needless to say that made for an interesting trip to the mall.
A few weeks later I talked to my pastor. He said that he believed God was calling me but he wanted to the Lord to reveal that to me so he didn't say anything. He gave me the opportunity to preach one Wednesday night. During my sermon (if you could call it that) I was very nervous and monotonous. At the end of the service, our church family came up to compliment and encourage me. On the drive home Heather told me that the Lord had put it on her heart that this is what we were called to during my message!! That was in 1997.
Looking back, I thank God for the awesome way He revealed to Heather and I that this is what we are supposed to do. I can't imagine doing anything other than preaching and teaching the Word of God and shepherding the flock that He has called us to!