Do you ever question your calling in this life? I do. My friend shared a post with me and it brought me some reassurance of where I am right now in this thing called life and my calling. It gave me some clarity and a reminder the choices my spouse and I are making are currently good and right. I decided to take Edie, the writer’s lead. I have chosen to write out what I can do for my nearest neighbors. This will be a reflection and reminder for me and perhaps you will want to make your own.
My closest neighbor. Milton.
I can pray for him daily. I can lift him up. I can acknowledge verbally the good he brings to our family and I can feed him with good meals. He needs nourishment not only for his mental state but physical one as well. I can stay calm in times of issue and guide with a clear mind. I can hug him each day.
My youngest daughter.
I can pray for her daily. I can listen to her tell of her time at school, encourage her imagination, laugh with her, teach her that there are rules in life along with rewards. I can be an example of a giver and how the Lord has changed my life so she won’t feel lost as I did as a child. Offer her the knowledge of the the gift our God provided and walk with her on that journey. I can hug her each day.
My middle daughter.
I can pray for her and her spouse daily. I can answer her calls when she need cooking advice or just listen as she may vent at a lunch date. I can hug her every time I see her. I can display God’s love to show her He is the truth and the light. I can click like her five hundred photos on Facebook and Instagram of her fur babies Tank & Kyra!
My eldest daughter.
I can pray for her and her fiance daily and their families. I can help her to discern between emotional overload and the way to solution. I can complient her cooking and answer her questions for wedding preperations. I can show her an example of how to teach her child about God and how much it is needed in every person’s life. I can hug her every time I see her.
Although our immediate family has grown, these four people are the beginning of our family. These are the neighbors that I have cared for many years. Some I have had to let go in part, others I will in future years, and others I will hold tight until God chooses to take one of us. My calling in life has always been to be a wife and mother, no matter if I worked full time or was a stay at home mother. The opportunities that I am able to serve them, guide them, help them, nurture them, and pray for them. Thank you Lord for instilling in me the ability to be a wife and mother.
Sometimes I need a reminder that this calling is just where I am to be. Sometimes I need to allow them to serve me as their neighbor as well. But that is for another post. I hope you find inspiration today here at Pushing Forward with Grace. Take a moment to choose some neighbors to serve or guide and as always do it in LOVE. Make a list!
Grace is a gift,