Never Say No to Callings

Follow the Living Prophets, pg. 253; Never say no to an opportunity to serve in the Church. If you are called to an assignment by one who has authority, there is but one answer. It is, of course, expected that you set forth clearly what your circumstances are, but any assignment that comes under call from your bishop or your stake president is a call that comes from the Lord…Once called to such positions, do not presume to set your own date of release. A release is in effect another call. Men do not call themselves to offices in the Church.

Prov. 18:13; He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

I can assure the reader that while I love my children beyond belief, I am not the best person to be in charge of the nursery at your church.  I obviously wouldn’t harm anyone, but it wouldn’t be much fun or do anyone any good to have me there.  God calls us to our ministries, man does not.