Do you ever think or say things like…..
I want to impact lives.
I need to get more involved in the church, so I can do more good.
I feel like everyone else is doing more, and here I am, doing nothing.
I want to “get out there”.
If so, I get that. Maybe you’re a mom, too.
While you’re changing diapers, your friend is changing lives.
While you’re wiping boogers, another is wiping away tears.
While you’re feeding mouths, still another is feeding souls.
Everyone else seems to be hollering “all aboard” the salvation train, then racing off into the sunset, so to speak, and you? You barely make it to nap time without derailing.
I get that.
The derailing part is my every day. For real.
Dear mom with no ministry, You already have one.
It’s staring you in the face.
It’s that dull noise around you.
Maybe it’s sitting on top of you right now:
The day your oldest was born, you stepped into full time ministry. Your child is who you’ll impact the most for the rest of your life. The one who needs you most, wants you most, deserves you most.
Life changing ministry that involves “getting out there” is a glorious calling. But a selfish one, if it neglects the ones set in your life right now.
You see, changing lives is rarely in the “getting out there”. Rather its in the day to day. One step at a time. Maybe making it to nap time in one piece. Getting everyone dressed for the day; speaking and being the kindness your children thrive on.
Don’t fall for the trap of “I have no impact”.
The greatest calling you’ll ever have is touching the lives of those little ones tugging at you. Those tugs on your clothes should have the greatest tug on your soul.
Your “right here” and your “right now” is exactly where you’re supposed to be. Live in it.
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Be their mom,
their trusted confidant.
Your greatest calling.