Do you feel called to help others but don’t know where to start?
Are you insecure in your abilities even though you believe God gave you gifts to benefit others?
Maybe you feel like you can’t find the door to opportunity, even though the desire is burning inside of you.
Friend, you’re not alone!
I remember feeling stuck in a rut of the mundane. I thought I’d never emerged from the season of sacrifice and insecurity. Can you relate? Although I felt lost, I wasn’t without hope, thanks to a prayer I picked up through a Bible study.
God, please show me your work, that I might join you in it.
Each morning — or whatever time of day I’d finally get to my Bible reading and prayer time — I’d pray those words. Ever so slowly and surely, God began to open my eyes to see His work and the holy purposes laid out before me.
Diaper changes became opportunities for whispering God truths in my daughter’s mind.
Bedtime chases became holy pursuits of my children’s hearts and their obedience.
Driving lessons became moments to impart the necessity of soul strength for making wise choices behind the wheel.
College selection season became a vehicle for teaching surrender and submission.
All this holy work in that season of my life was to be done under the guise of motherhood.
His purposes were transpiring as I yielded my gifts, talents, passions, and longing for purpose unto Him.
The yielding was never pretty. It still isn’t. But in His mercy, God has been faithful to pour out His holy purposes in my life. While I was tempted to believe that He was busy doing something special for everyone else, He was busy making me more pliable in His hands as I surrendered my dreams to Him.
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