Tuesday, March 10, 2015

BELONGING


Christian Working Moms....

I get it- sometimes you feel like you just can't fit in-ANYWHERE. Stay at home Moms, Daytime Bible Studies, Homeschoolers, Career Women with and without kids, Ministry- I GET IT. You feel isolated and alone, left out. But YOU BELONG... 

Recently- God showed this to me in a powerful way. There was something I really wanted to do at my church and no matter which way I turned, I could not see the space to do it- work and home felt crowded- church felt like a puzzle and I was a piece that did not fit in. And THEN- God in His mercy used people, the BODY of Christ to show me how important I am to Him. Space was made for me and for the ministry I wanted to be a part of. Suddenly, people stopped and looked at my life and asked the question- "How can we meet you right where you are at?" And it MOVED me, it MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. My life and my schedule was not a barrier, it was respected and worked with and this process WAS A GAME CHANGER FOR ME. I BELONGED, right here, just as I am. And you sweet sister- YOU BELONG. 

So I get it...

You go to work, you work for God's glory, and yet- you ache for your kids...

You come home, you serve and love on your kids and yet you can't wait to get back to work...

You go to church and you look for someone who LOOKS like you, whose LIFE LOOKS LIKE YOURS...and it can be tough...

Work, Home, Church, no place truly feels like BELONGING...

But come close, and listen UP-

YOU DO BELONG- YOU BELONG TO JESUS AND YOU BELONG TO HIS CHURCH...

YOU BELONG TO JESUS IN EVERY ROLE THAT YOU PLAY

AND HE IS FOR YOU
HE IS LOVING YOU
HE IS POURING INTO YOU
HE IS PROUD OF YOU
HE IS CHERISHING YOU...
AT WORK
AT HOME
AT CHURCH





AND you BELONG TO THE BODY OF CHRIST.
You BELONG to the stay at home Mama's...the widow...the single woman, the woman in the row behind you, the woman in the front, on the side, they are your sisters and you BELONG to each other because of JESUS.


HE IS YOUR CONNECTION.

WORKING MAMA'S HEAR ME- NO MORE ISOLATION.

And there are SPACES FOR YOU to be WHO YOU ARE and to DO WHAT ONLY YOU CAN DO AT WORK, AT HOME, AT CHURCH...

IN ALL OF THESE SPACES.

BECAUSE...YOU...BELONG...

Love you!
Liz

 
 




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