Have you ever wondered if you’re being called to “do more” or wonder if your life is enough?
We hear about women who seem to have it all. What is “it all” anyway? If we believe what we read, these women have a perfect family, with a wonderful husband, beautiful children AND a successful career. All while keeping an immaculate house and cooking picture perfect dinners.
I don’t believe you can do it all and have it all, all that the same time. I think God calls you for specific things at specific times. I also think when we are called to do something it may not be huge. It may not be epic.
Have you ever heard the saying “everyone comes in to your life for a reason”? Your destiny may be to further the epic purpose God has for someone else’s life.
I do believe some people are destined for greatness. They will cure cancer, or be the first women president or solve world peace. I just don’t believe that person is me. I was not equipped for those kinds of great achievements and I’m ok with that.
Have you ever talked to missionaries who do great work in poor countries and admire their passion? They love what they do. They were called by God to help people. God has never called me to do mission work. He has never called me to visit an orphanage and adopt a child from overseas either. But, then again, I’ve never asked.
I’ve never asked God about those things because they don’t speak to my heart. I don’t feel lead to do missionary work or go to medical school to cure cancer. If I did ask, the outcome may be different.
I was in the military. I owned a successful direct sales business. Now, I’m a LLM (Late in Life Mom), I blog, my husband and I have a small business. That’s enough for me. I don’t feel lead to do more. There’s work to be done at our church and I’m involved there. When my friends or neighbors need me, I’m there. That is how I’m doing God’s work.
Since God chose me to be a LLM, I believe this is what I’m called to do right now. In the meantime, I can do God’s work by showing my daughter how to live the life God wants her to live. Be kind, be a friend, take dinners to sick friends, hold doors open for people, say thank you and be grateful.
Maybe then, she will be the person who cures cancer or does a good deed for someone. That someone could have their faith restored by her good deed and go on to solve world peace.
We all have a part to play in God’s plan. Some parts are bigger and smaller than others. We have to be ok with our part, no matter the size.