But as she attended the very event she helped plan— this year’s Psalm 139 women’s day of worship—the Lord finally made it crystal clear to her that she could no longer ignore her call to ministry. It was time to change her major, to fully focus on using her spiritual gifts to help advance His kingdom.
“The whole purpose of Psalm 139 is to put an emphasis on who we are in Christ and how we’re created for a unique purpose and a calling in life,” said Ashleigh Thompson, who co-directed the event with Jordan and Caroline Zinnecker.
The group invited Kathy Davidson of Harris Creek Baptist Church in Waco as their keynote speaker to deliver two messages. As Kathy shared a message on “calling” to the group of women, explaining that the Lord has a specific calling for each of them, Jordan remembers feeling like Kathy’s message was meant for her.
After the message, as the attendees were breaking into various small groups, Kathy came off the stage and over to the table where Jordan sat with her directors. The conversation soon turned to Jordan and her goals and purpose in life.
“Each woman at the table was telling me why I was clearly built for ministry,” Jordan said. “They affirmed me in so many ways, and I knew the Lord had me at that table right at that moment for a reason.”
Two days later, Jordan changed her major to a new health sciences degree in public health that officially launched this fall. The new degree will offer her more flexibility in job choices for her future career, such as combining her passion for women’s ministry with her passion for health. She’s already found a way to share these two passions through a new podcast she’s helping produce with the spiritual life department.
“It’s opened the door to so many new possibilities,” she said.
Looking back now, never in a million years did Jordan think the Lord would use the event she spearheaded to speak directly to her.
“The Lord couldn’t have set this up any better,” Jordan said. “He knew exactly what I needed.”
When reflecting on the event, she is left awe-inspired, thinking that if the Lord gave her clarity into her calling, how much more could He do in the lives of the other 200 women in attendance?
“This event taught me so much about myself and my gifts,” Jordan said. “I am humbled that the Lord would allow me—someone who has kind of just ignored His call for so long—to direct this amazing event and to be a part of it.”