photo by Emily Freeman
A few months ago I had lunch with a new friend.
I didn’t know her very well, but every time I thought about her, I felt prompted to pray. Before the lunch, she had shared some struggles going on in her life and her story really weighed on my heart.
We had such a great lunch. She opened up and I was able to speak truth into her life.
When I got home, I shared with my husband about our time together. I said to him, “It was the first time in a very long time I felt like God had used me.”
He looked at me and solemnly said, “God uses you in this family every day, baby.”
His words meant the world to me. I have been thinking about them for months.
And now I bring them to you because chances are, you need to hear the same thing.
God uses you every day.
Do you hear me?
When you answer the dozens of “hey mommies,” He uses you.
When you get up in the middle of the night to rock your crying daughter, He uses you.
When you cook dinner for a group of friends, He uses you.
When you are sitting in a cubicle, answering emails, He uses you.
Sometimes in life’s mundane moments, it can be difficult to see that, can’t it?
But it is true.
God created you in His image for such a time as this. And so today, right where you are, I want you to pray and ask God to show you how He is using you.
Because, if you are like me, you don’t think of God using you when you are wiping snotty noses and trying to get dinner done after working all day.
But He is. He uses you every day.
Will you share with the community what the Holy Spirit stirs in you through your prayer? How is God using you today? Let’s encourage one another.
By: Jessica Turner, The Mom Creative