“the smallest things become great when God requires them of us; they are small only in themselves; they are always great when they are done for God, and when they serve to unite us with Him eternally…”~francis Fenelon
I love this quote by Francis Fenelon. It is such a great reminder and refreshes my soul. Sometimes, I get so caught up in doing “big things” or living a life that is extraordinary and unique that I quickly forget God has me where I am for a reason. Since I got married so young and had a baby by the time I was 21, I often feel like I grew up to quickly. That sounds selfish in a sense but I would be lying if I said there wasn’t times when I wish I had had more “me” time. Time to follow my dreams, travel, and learn to live and thrive on my own. But, when I start to dwell on those thoughts I quickly remind myself that this life is not mine. God has called me to be his servant and I am here on this earth solely to bring glory to him. I know full and well this is God’s plan for me. That doesn’t mean it is wrong to have dreams and goals. But right now my most important job is my family. Sometimes I feel my job as a mom is so mundane and redundant. Motherhood is hard, a thousand times harder than I ever dreamed, but also a million times better. I have had to put passions and dreams of mine on hold for the betterment of my son. A lot of times I feel being a mom goes unnoticed. How could God possibly use me if I am not on the frontlines in Africa as a missionary or a best-selling author? How can I invest in peoples lives and witness to others if I am at home changing diapers, folding laundry, etc.? God gently reminds me I have a soul I can witness to every hour of everyday! I am investing and pouring my life into another human. What could be more important than that? Daily, I am teaching my son to love Jesus. My family is my ministry. I am called to love, teach, and nourish this sweet son of mine. When I choose to dwell in Jesus and teach my son about the bible I am doing “big things”. This is my calling and this is where God has me in this season of life. I am learning to rest and enjoy everyday life as a wife and mother. Its a different pace and my life has changed quickly, maybe more quickly than I would have liked, but I know this is the lord’s plan and I am thankful. I choose to see the small and mundane things in my life as big things for the lord and to use them for his glory. I choose to see my family as my ministry and not just people I live with. So whether I am rocking Carson to sleep or cleaning little kids teeth at work, I choose to do it with a joyful heart and for the glory of the lord.
“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God”
1 Corinthians 10:31