Your worth doesn't come from your work:
I'm a stay at home mom
I'm a lawyer
I'm a secretary
I'm a writer
I'm a doctor
Maybe you find yourself in one of the titles above...maybe not.
I've spent a lot of time lately thinking about the smallness of my days. Wondering if my days matter even though they feel so ordinary.
"Do your everyday and your ordinary. Godliness is found and formed in those places." Jennie AllenIs the way I live and love really more important than what I do?
Struggling with knowing that my worth doesn't come from a job title. Wondering what in the world is God up to and why won't He make the plans He has for me more clear (cause, I'd really like to help him out if he would ;))
Do blog posts matter when only a handful of people read?
Does writing without a book contract in sight (and not even an idea of one) matter?
I was hoping to be more consistent this year with posting here. But weeks will go by and the words aren't there. I've been wondering is my time up in this little space? Does God have other things for my hands to do?
And then I realized.
I've been putting too much weight in what others say or don't say is a more valuable use of time. I inadvertently stopped up the words and my own creativity by second-guessing myself.
I forgot the most important reason for doing something-If God calls you to it, you do it. period.
It doesn't matter what others say about your work as long as you know who you are.What you do matters, the lies that whisper they don't are static.
In God we find that what we do. How we are made is going to look drastically different from "Mary" next door.
When we constantly compare our life to what someone else's looks like we are only comparing to what we see from the outside. We don't get to see the inside. In reality she may be comparing her life to yours and wondering how she can get to where you are.
Isn't it funny how we always want what we don't have and always think the grass is greener? It's not until we decide in our hearts and minds to be content that we realize what we have is what we wanted all along.
"So we change the way we dress, think, and act so that they will approve of us. ...Instead we go through the motions to be someone we're not in hopes that we'll be loved." (Holley Gerth, You're Loved No Matter What)
Living starts when you stop worrying about what others think about your life.
Live to God's standard of success. Not others.
Can I get an amen?
Linking with: Soli deo Gloria, Three Word Wed,#TellHisStory, Coffee for your Heart, Thought-Provoking Thursday