What’s in Your Hand?

Have you ever felt that God has all these plans for “OTHER” people, but you feel overlooked? You feel you are called to something, but you don’t know what.

I would ask you,

“What’s in your hand?”

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Maybe you’re a stay-at-home mom who can’t catch your breath in between doing laundry, washing dishes, menu planning and grocery shopping. Or maybe, like me, you have a special needs son who needs constant supervision and a lot of assistance with even the simplest of tasks.

Or maybe you are a man stuck in a dead-end job you hate. It takes everything in you to get up in the morning to go to work.

 

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It doesn’t say, “do the really big, important things that you love to do with all your might!” It says “whatever” your hand finds to do, do it with all your might. Give it everything you’ve got!

The Bible not only tells us HOW to do something–with all our might; God’s Word also tells us WHY we are to do it:

“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people” (Colossians 3:23, NLT).

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As for me, God has seen fit for me to be a stay-at-home mom to my four boys and to be the wife my husband needs and God calls me to be. I’m grateful for this season, but there are days I really want to be doing something else. I really want to be using some of the other gifts I feel God’s given me. But until God leads me to something else,  I will be content with what I’m doing–RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW! I will work hard in what He’s put in front of me, knowing He will bless my efforts!

What is it your hands find to do? Are you content with where God has you? Or are you feeling overlooked, forgotten and like a “has been”? The seasons and times are in God’s hands. Trust His plans for your life. Trust Him in your waiting! He will bring all His purposes to fulfillment in your life.

 

Wait for it…

2 Replies to “What’s in Your Hand?”

  1. I needed a reminder of the “wait for it” seems like it’s been a VERY long waiting period!

    1. Waiting for God’s promises to come to pass in our lives can really be a difficult time of testing. It’s almost like I have to do mental gymnastics when I’m in a “holding period!” I have to talk to myself, if that makes sense’

      The internal dialogue goes something like this: Is God good? Yes! Is He
      good regardless of what He does? Yes! Can I trust Him? Yes!

      Waiting isn’t just sitting back and being passive–doing nothing. It involves an eager expectation and anticipation. Depending on what you are waiting for, God may want you to “PREPARE!”

      When God called us to Colorado Springs, we started preparing. We didn’t know how it would happen or when, but we started taking steps toward His promises!

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