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Purpose: Having It All

October 26, 2011 — Leave a comment

We all want to be supermom. For some that might be staying home and for others it might be working out of the home. Either way we have lots to juggle to make sure that our day-to-day lives run smoothly. This video is of Christine Caine, founder and director of the A21 campaign, where she is talking about women wanting it all and how we do that successfully as Christian women.

 

The last couple of days have been a little busy, which is why I haven’t had the chance to make a new post. My husband works for Lifechurch.tv and it was the annual family reunion where all the staff and spouses come together to fellowship and worship God, it was great! So glad I was able to be there. If you have followed some of the latest posts a continuing theme that has started in my family is the calling God has placed on our lives to be debt free. This is an overwhelming and in a way scary thing because we really don’t know exactly how that looks for us. How He is going to make it happen. But, I know that it will. Between last weekend at church and then this week at the family reunion there are two key points that have been placed on my heart. The first is that God is in control no matter what! The second is that we dream to small! God can do far more than we could ever dream! Chase and I dream to be debt free, not only that but we dream to do this in five years. We have no idea how that will happen, but He does because His dreams are far bigger than ours! We sang this song last weekend at church after a long conversation Chase and I had about our finances. I could not get past the first verse before breaking into tears! It truly said what was on my heart. The first video is how the song was written and the second is the full song.

God I look to You by Jenn Johnson

God I look to You, I wont be overwhelmed
Give me vision to see things like You do
God I look to You, Youre where my help comes from
Give me wisdom; You know just what to do

I will love You Lord my strength
I will love You Lord my shield
I will love You Lord my rock forever
All my days I will love You God

Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns forever
All my days Hallelujah

“God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.”  J.M. Barrie, Courage, 1922

As I have gotten older and had a child of my own keepsakes have become more important to me. I am not just talking about things of my sons that I want to hold on to, which there are plenty of things. I am also talking about other family members, ones that have passed away. I was in the 8th grade when my gran-gone (grandma) died and a freshman in college when my aunt died. I loved them both very much and was close to both of them. As I have gotten older the things that I have been given of theirs have become close to my heart. When I was first given a few pieces of their jewelry it was special and I loved it. Now, as the years go on and I raise my child those things I have of my gran-gone and aunt mean more. They both left an impression on my life. Who I am has to do with the family that surrounds me, and since they are no longer here it is their memories, lessons and traditions that live on. When I make nachos I always think of my aunt… that was the signature meal we had when she babysat us! Peanut butter cookies and homemade chex mix always take me back to my gran-gone, not to mention that everyone in my family says that I have her eyes! And now, when I look down at my finger and see one of their rings on my hand I will always think of them. The legacy of my family lives on in me and in my children and as my children grow up the cycle continues. I hope that I will have a few keepsake items for my children that they will want to have that will remind them of their childhood and our family. I have a vision of the legacy I want to leave behind. What is your vision?

“The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you!” Psalm 32:8 (NLT)

Direction. Sometimes it is hard to find. Especially when it feels like God is telling you to do something but you are unsure about what exactly it is. Not to mention all the times we doubt ourselves, our abilities and even doubt whether it is truly God speaking to us or just ourselves coming up with stuff. The ladies event at church last week touched on this topic and then the sermon this weekend did as well. It definitely felt like I was being talked directly to. I know I am not the only one who knows what that feels like! Lately I have felt like God is speaking to me, calling me to do something, yet I don’t exactly know what He wants me to do. I know that He me wants to do something with my passion for green and eco-friendly living. I just have no idea what that looks like. It can be so incredibly frustrating when you know there is something God is calling you to do but the vision is not clear. I know that it requires faith and persistence on my end to continually seek Him until He reveals it to me. It’s just hard sometimes. The verse above was sent to me from a friend the other day, and I really needed it. I love when God gives our friends a message for us that we need at just the right moment! For whatever reason I don’t have that clear vision just yet, however He does. He already knows that path and plan, I just need to have faith in that and seek Him daily. He will guide me!