Do you ask yourself, “what is my purpose?!? Do you ever sit down to think about your calling and the gifts God has given you, and how do you effectively use them? To be honest, having little kids requires a lot of you. Physically, mentally, emotionally. And, I feel like I often question myself, my calling, and my purpose in the mundane.
Mothering overall is exhausting at times; there is so much we sacrifice for our kids. And because little ones require so much out of you, most days can feel like a blur. For example, just last week, the ONE day I wake up early to get some quiet time, Liam wakes up early too. I found myself in the middle of reading and praying with Liam sleeping on. My. Lap. Now, why couldn’t he stay asleep in HIS bed is beyond me?
You wake up; it’s breakfast, dishes, getting the kids ready, lunchtime, playtime, dinner, laundry, put the kids down. In the middle of that, you’re putting out fires, grocery shopping, running errands, and many of us have a job outside the home! Tomorrow you wake up, and guess what? It’s the same thing.
It’s hard to see your purpose in changing dirty diapers and cleaning up scraped knees… or that’s what the enemy wants us to think.
Seasons will come and go, our kids will no longer be in diapers, and soon won’t need us anymore. How do we, as moms, fulfill our purpose and calling when the demands of life take up so much time?
^ P.S. My Key Necklace you may have seen me wearing has PURPOSE written on it.
That’s what I am trying to figure out in 2020.
It’s so, SO easy to get pulled into the mundane, and then look back, thinking there was so much time wasted on things that didn’t matter (like vacuuming for the 5th time), or that I was too “busy” when I wasn’t.
Purpose. That’s my word for 2020. To be INTENTIONAL with everything I do.
I can’t say the last 5(ish) months have been perfect, but there’s been progress. I have no idea what the rest of the year looks like, if the kids will go back to school at all in 2020, and life right now feels pretty upside down. But, that won’t stop me from being purposeful with my time.
I may be changing dirty diapers for a few more years, but that’s not all I’m called to do. And mama, that’s not all you’re called to do too. You have a unique calling and purpose for YOUR life.
My prayer for you is that God will speak and reveal to you his calling and purpose for your life. And I pray that you will have a passion for pursuing them. I pray that the mundane of life or the busyness of life won’t stop you or hold you back.
What’s holding you back?
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Such a beautiful post! I hope you find your purpose – but it’s also okay to not have a concrete one! ❤️✨
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This was much needed, thank you for taking the time to share. It is so easy to fall into the trap of that’s all you are is a mom.
Hey Trish, YES it’s so easy! It’s really hard to navigate that too!
I love this article so so much. This really speaks to me! Everything has been so mundane lately…going to work remotely (which is just my makeshift home office) and then getting off work to…maybe go on a walk, and then blog about stuff later. And like you said, we just repeat it the day after. It can get tedious! But God has His reasons – we’re just trying to figure them out!
I could have not said it better Justin!