Today’s five minute Friday prompt is “Define.” Ready, set, write…
Define my job Lord. I often find my mind and heart asking God to give me clear direction. What the heck do you want me to do today? This week? This month? This year? Am I to be a just a mom, an amazing back flipping (not ever going to happen unless I get the trampoline I’ve always wanted for the back yard) lady, or a rock start speech language pathologist? Do you need me to volunteer more at the school? Or less?
Lord, do you need me to volunteer in the community somewhere? Do you need me to offer the homeless guy on the corner a job at our house doing hand work? Define my job Lord.
Everyone doesn’t want a definition, but I do. I want to know what to do, when to do it, and how to do it well. I’m a great student. I’ve always been a great student. I love studying my Bible, non-fiction books, and reading online articles about so many topics your head may pop.
My head hasn’t popped yet, so I know God has a plan for me. I know he has already fulfilled many plans through me and my family. We have had such great blessings and hardships that we can share empathy, money, sympathy, and love pretty freely.
Sharing love freely. I guess that’s my job. I will go with that for today. Thank you God for clarifying my job description in five minutes time.
“We are each singular threads in the world. We all get to decide what we will tie our lives to. If I tie my resources, my time, my Esther-power, only to the thin thread of my own life-my life’s a hopelessly knotted mess.
The thread of your life becomes a tapestry of abundant colors only if it ties itself to other lives. The only way to strengthen the fabric of society is to let threads of your life break away to let Christ, who is in us, weave around other threads.”
Ann Voskamp, The Broken Way
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p.s. I need to read more about Esther, a Jewish Queen in the Bible who apparently risked some personal safety for others. Maybe you need to find out more about her too. Find someone to tie your life to today. It may be someone unexpected!
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