Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Calling??

Seasons are changing...the school year is more than half over and we are starting to think about preschool next year for Setharoo.  That means for a few times out of the week I will be a stay at home mom without kids at home.  If I'm honest, that is somewhat terrifying for me.  I went to college planning to get a degree and then a job, instead, I went to college, got married before our Sr. year of college, got a degree 1 year after being married and 2 weeks after getting that degree (looking VERY pregnant while getting said degree) I had Josiah.  

Now, nearly 10 years later I'm wondering what the Lord would have in store for me as this next season approaches.  There are so many things that fill my mind!  What does the Lord desire of me???  Here is a tiny sample of all that fills my mind when I talk to the Lord about what He desires for this next season.  Am I a stay at home mom who is busy with school activities with my kids?  Would the Lord want me to build up my design business again and work from home still?  Will it be a season that I'm available to mentor even more women who are younger then me?  Not because I think I'm full of wisdom, but simply because that's what the Lord calls us to as women --  

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. Titus 2:3-5  

Is it time to become licensed for Foster Care, will that be a great fit for our family?  Will I be a stay at home mom to my kids, plus a variety of other kids that I get to love for a season?  I don't thing I have learned though...I'm called to be a mom...the desire to nurture kids will never go away...I'm thankful for this calling on my life...I'm a work in progress and after nearly 10 years of parenting I still have A LOT to learn, but the beauty of that is, I never tire of learning about it.  I trust the Lord has a great plan, but I do wonder what that plan is!     

1 comment:

I'm Hannah said...

Michelle, I will be praying for you as your life transitions! What an exciting time! I am so sure that God will use your beautiful, willing heart in amazing ways :)