When I was in highschool, one of my youth leaders told me that God was going to use me in a mighty way and to never doubt what God could do with my life. From that day on I have prayed daily for God to use my life in a mighty way for His glory. Although I have prayed this daily, I have recently been convicted of this prayer. Convicted that my "mighty way" and God's "mighty way" might be different. I have always loved leading in worship so I picture a "mighty way" would be for me to become the next Darlene Zschech. Or maybe to be the up and coming Beth Moore of our generation since I love to write and speak to women about God's impeccable greatness. So I sit and wait for God to open the doors to using my life in one of these "mighty ways". NOT! Don't get me wrong, these are not bad dreams to aspire. I would love to see the day when God uses my life to make a HUGE impact for His Kingdom. The conviction comes by realizing that God is using my life in a "mighty way" every day. He is using me to be a loving wife to my husband; to provide a haven for him to come home to at the end of a long day; to be his lover and his best friend. He is using me to raise and nurture my five beautiful blessings. To teach them about the loving, faithful God that I serve so that they, too, will be lives that are making an impact for His Kingdom. He is using me to lead in worship at a local church and to sing and speak at places as He opens doors. So yes, I will continue to pray daily for God to use me in a "mighty way", but with a different outlook. The key word is DAILY. To make myself available for the mighty way that He wants to use me that very day. As I daily consecrate to Him a willing and devoted life, maybe one day doors will be opened to an even bigger dream. So let your "mighty way" be doing the very best you can do at whatever it is the Savior has you doing today. Impact the lives of those you cross on a daily basis by showing them the love of the Father. For those of you who are content doing this, continue doing it well. For those of you who are like me and dream big, never doubt what God can do with your life!
"The Master was full of praise, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!'
Christ-Follower, Pastor's Wife, Mother of Six: Eli, Isaiah, Carmen, Jesse, Ciera and Samuel; Author, Speaker, Song Writer