Questions of doubt swirl in my mind. Maybe in yours too.
Who am I to make a difference with my small town life?
We live in a tiny town of 1,000 people.
How can God use me to change the world?
I’m just an introverted office-working mom with dreamer husband and a couple of crazy kiddos (and now one more on the way) living in a simple no-frills house, financially just making it month by month.
Does my offering of encouraging words really matter?
I write because I felt God’s prompting, but does my writing really change women’s perspectives and turn their hearts & lives toward the Lord?
And then I hear His voice.
Child, I specialize in small beginnings. Just look at my creation.
Acorns grow into stalwart oak trees.
Fuzzy ugly caterpillars grow into exquisite butterflies.
Tiny seeds grow into magnificent flowers.
He speaks again:
It’s your job to be available.
To put yourself into situations to foster growth.
To seek living water and bright sunlight.
And to watch me bless your small beginning.
I hear his voice quietly in my spirit and then again through His word. It’s more truth sinking down deep and reminding me of His faithfulness in my life.
God is pleased when we’re available to be used and we submit our small beginnings to His purposes. He has designed each of us uniquely and He equips us to make a difference, rejoicing with us as we begin our journey.
Today, I’m excited to introduce you to three of my in-real-life friends who have each made themselves available to God to be used. All three have started blogs in the last couple of weeks, sharing their hearts, their stories, and their lives as they seek to make God known in their own unique ways.
Take a minute to visit and encourage these brave ladies!
Brittany writes at Momolgie, sharing her story of faithfulness through the challenges currently presenting themselves as her husband is treated for stage IV metastatic colon cancer. She also has a heart for encouraging moms, especially pregnant moms and those nursing and caring for a new little one.
Mollie writes at Faith in Plain Sight, sharing her story of how God is helping her move through years of hurt and pain to a life of freedom in Christ, one step of faith at a time. As a single mom, she can identify with Christian women in similar situations learning to navigate the waters of parenting young children.
Amy writes at A Beautiful Mess, sharing her story of freedom from a diagnosis of bi-polar/manic depressive disorder at a very young age.
What small beginning is God birthing in your life? Let’s encourage one another as we each seek and discover God’s best for our lives.
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