I’m a P.K.
For those of you who do not know what this means let me explain. My dad is a preacher and I am his kid…so as a nickname, people often call me a P.K.
Ever since I can remember, I have always been placed on a pedestal and have been expected to be a “perfect child”. And by perfect, I mean perfect. I literally couldn’t do anything wrong. From the judgmental looks and comments of some members of our church congregation, to the authoritarian discipline style of my parents, I always felt that if I did anything wrong, I would be a disappointment and a shame to my family.
Being a Preacher’s Kid has never been easy and honestly I often hoped that my dad would choose a new career, but as I’ve grown into a young woman, I have come to understand that my dad doesn’t have a career. He has a calling. A unique calling on his life that only God could ever ordain and orchestrate; And because of this fact, I have chosen to redefine what a P.K. means so that I could learn to embrace not only my father’s calling, but my own calling as well.
I’ve come to realize that because I am a preacher’s kid, I have always been heavily involved in ministry. Now I’ll admit, when I was younger, this was not necessarily by choice. I was in every single ministry possible because our family was the church!
However, as a teen and young adult I’ve come to love serving in ministry and have recognized that I serve a true purpose in the kingdom of God. The more I came to grips with that realization, the more I pulled out two specific words in the previous sentence…Purpose and Kingdom. Put those two together in a sentence (along with a couple of filler words) and you get Purposed for the Kingdom.
That’s it! That’s my new definition of what it means to be a P.K.! I was predestined to hold a specific purpose for God’s Kingdom.
So now when someone asks me if I’m a P.K. instead of reluctantly shrugging my shoulders, I now smile, nod my head, and say yes, yes I am a P.K. I am Purposed for God’s Kingdom.