Tuesday, September 9, 2014

You are called to a worthy purpose

God has been impressing upon me my calling.  He has been showing me with His eyes that moms and dad are doubting their calling.   Parenting is hard.  Parenting a child with past trauma can make for sleepless nights and frustrating days all filled with the thought, "Am I really cut out for this?"  I don't think there is anyone out there in the trenches of parenthood that couldn't use a vacation away from their kids for a few days or a week....
Life as an adult is full of demands and days of makings life choices that impact others.  It's hard being  an adult and caring for your family.  Doing what is best for them takes a lot of sacrifice and sometimes we just don't want to make those sacrifices.  Sometimes we just want EASY.


God has placed you in a position of servanthood.  He has entrusted you with His very best.  Yes, our children are broken, difficult, and, sometimes, unloveable.....but He has faith you can do this and do it well. There is nothing more important to The Lord than this calling of parenthood.  We are shaping the future generation of pastors, educators, scientists, world leaders, and Gospel spreaders.

When you came home with your child completely overwhelmed at the magnitude of a newly adopted little person, God was right there with you.   Think back to your process of adoption.  Can you say He wasn't in it?   Can you testify to His miracles of timing, finances, and just plain getting things done?  You are CALLED.  He has made the way for this child to be YOURS forever and ever.  Has the depth and magnitude of that miracle been lost on you as you fall into bed every night thinking....I have to do this all over again tomorrow?

I am asking you now to CLAIM THIS CALLING and walk with confidence that He who has begun a good work in you will carry it to completion.  You are equipped by the God of the Universe to excel at this calling.  He gives you exactly what you need to parent your kids, help heal your kids, and love your kids above what you yourself think you can do.

Surround yourself with support.  Surround yourself with others in ministry.  Surround yourself with the Spirit.  Call on Him every minute to walk through the day with courage to go above and beyond your own ability. Gird yourself with His holy word and seek to learn thru Bible study and worship.  Tap into His desire for you to heal and lead your children.

You are a parent by divine appointment.  Don't get lost in the everyday "yuk" and forget who has called you to a Worthy Purpose and who is equipping you every day to shine His light.