The ones I loved the most, the ones I was called to be more for in this life:
They were the ones who I hurt.
They were the ones who saw me merely going
through the motions of life.
They saw me tired, insecure and sad.
This was not how I wanted to live my life.
Grace doesn’t require me to fill anything.Grace empties me so I can be filled. (Psalms 107:9)Grace doesn’t say, “too bad, deal with it.”Grace gives us “confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” Hebrews 4:16 NIV.Grace doesn’t say, “Carry your own burdens.”Grace says to, “destroy speculations and every lofty thought raised up against the knowledge of God…take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ” 2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB. [One commentary defines “speculations” as reasonings; “Whereas ‘thought’ expresses men’s own purpose and determination of living after their own pleasure” (James-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary, www.biblehub.com)].Grace doesn’t simply say, “take up your cross and bear it,” grace says,
” for by one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who are being made Holy” Hebrews 10:4.
In recognizing my purpose and gifts I could walk more securely in my calling as a wife and mother.
In recognizing my purpose and gifts I could freely love and live abundantly.
Don’t let your dreams, desires and passions ebb away in the flow of life.
Don’t let life: the struggles, the pain, the suffering steal the gifts he has given you.Don’t allow the monotony, the mundane and the melancholy rob you of His riches.Don’t lie down to the weary days and the wishful thoughts, but work to perfect your gifts and callings.Work out your Salvation – Philippians 2:12Show your work as valuable – 1 Corinthians 3:13Devote yourself to your work- Nehemiah 5:16Establish the work of your hands – Psalms 90:17Give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord – 1 Corinthians 15:58
Let your works bring you praise at the city gates – Proverbs 31:31