A friend sent me a text earlier this week:
No, not the part about the mini van and waving like crazy…
Right below that! She said, “You’re welcome:” and posted a link to an article.
I cannot get the words to this article out of my brain.
It. Is. That. Good.
You must read.
It is long.
You must read.
And if you’re in your 30s and 40s serving Jesus, “You’re welcome.”
If you’re in your 20s, “You’re welcome.”
If you’re in your 50s or 60s, “You’re welcome.”
Whoever you are,
This might be my very favorite part of what Beth said,
“These words are to those of you who are doing what it takes. Who are in the thing up to your necks. You, who are coming of age in your calling, though God knows that, most of the time, if you’re like me, you’re not even sure how you got there. Oh, you could try to tell someone younger what steps you took. You could write a blog post about it. You could do a very effective Q&A on a panel about it. You could even write a book about it but you know dang well deep in your heart that you really had no earthly idea what you were doing. All you can say at the end of the day is that you kept doing something – the next thing – however awkwardly, and perhaps even embarrassingly as you look back on it, to somehow serve Jesus. And, lo and behold, something finally started working. Not all the time, of course, but often enough to realize you might be onto something. You might be onto your calling. This season of your calling. Your works are producing fruit. You have this sense that you are where you are supposed to be for now.”
Did you catch that?
…you kept doing something – the next thing – however awkwardly, and perhaps even embarrassingly as you look back on it, to somehow serve Jesus.
Friends, that’s where we are at.
Do something. Do the next thing.
However crazy it may seem.
To somehow serve Jesus.
As my friend Gary likes to remind me, “Wherever you are is a good and important place. Start there.”
Want to join me?
Are y’all ready to be impressed???
CAULIFLOWER Grilled Cheese Sandwich – took me 1.5 hours to make, not joking
Tomato Soup – requested by our girls even though it was 100 degrees outside today
Edamame – a word I don’t even know how to spell
I have to be honest and tell you that I will likely never again spend 1.5 hours of my life making cauliflower grilled cheese sandwiches. Nope. Not gonna.
Encouragement for the day:
In case you missed it; this week on the blog…
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