This weekend I was contemplating that this is not the life I had envisioned for myself and my family, but this is the life for which the Lord made and gifted me. That same day, Seth Keshel shared this on Truth Social.
It took me a long time to fully realize and appreciate that I am not wired like other women. I don’t think like most women. I don’t interact with information and truth like most women. But God made me this way for a reason. Because of that, I have both a compulsion and a joy in doing that for which I have been created.
In Chariots of Fire, Eric Liddell spoke of feeling God’s pleasure when he ran because God made him fast. Eric used that gift to God’s glory for a season and then moved on to other ways God wanted to use him (missionary, etc.).
God has given me a burden for women and the truth. I cannot escape using it, even if there are moments I might want to. I was born for the storm in which we find ourselves. Are there moments and hours and days of calm in my life? Yes. There can even be many days in a row that are a bit more calm. I make the most of those calm days and am thankful for them. But even during those times, I know that I have a part to play in the storm.
There will not be calm or peace in this country for some time. How long, I do not know. Accepting that and adjusting our sails to the stormwinds is the best option we have. None of us are going to completely escape this ongoing storm. We can only decide how to ride it out and harness it in our individual lives as God leads.
“I was born for the storm, and a calm does not suit me.”
Andrew Jackson, Seventh President of the United States of America
This is very encouraging. I believe that our Lord is wise, and that He equips each of us to live in the time He places us. I’m reminded of the verse in Esther, where Mordecai warns her of the peril of remaining silent, then ends with, “Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14
:Where God guides , he provides” q uote from a Halmark Movie I loved..with the same message.The dad in the movie is from Embarrass , Minnesota.. a small town near where mom , dad and I had our family resort. The dad goes on to say that what matters is Love. and his daughter finds out as well. Love, the most powerful concept of our Father and His ever unending supply for us, His children. Never lacking we realize that our cup is continually running over with just everything in HIS PLAN for us..and maybe not our own limited view of ourselves. I accept that.. wholly, with no lacking beliefs…and I know you do too as well. Forever rich in Christ. yes, we learn to love the storms..and adapt to HIS WAY not our own. Heaven on Earth…then reigns in our experience. Blessings, and gratitude, Merri