One of the most surprising things about motherhood has been how much I learn from my children. Every day is filled with little lessons for all of us.
This one was one of my favorites.
It’s Okay to Be a Support Beam
Simon’s freaking out because he wants the bridge support to be a train track, and no amount of explaining that it’s not his job, he has a different job stops his sobbing.
So I build a bridge, not a metaphorical one, but a real (plastic) one.
And that the bridge support gets to do its job.
It makes a terrible track, but it’s an awesome support piece.
And Simon laughs and claps and sends his train down the newly build ramp.
The support beam is much better than just another train track; we have plenty of those.
Stop Comparing and Start Cheering Each Other On
The truth is I’ve spent too much time wishing I was like someone else instead of being awesome at who I am.
I don’t think I’m alone in this struggle. Many of us try to fit in and emulate what everyone else is doing.
And in all that striving we are missing out on the best calling. . . the one God gave us.
You may be a bridge, a ramp, a support beam, a train track, etc. . . But the train is useless if not all of its parts are working together.
Can you imagine what the body of Christ could accomplish if we all did our own jobs and stopped critiquing or copying each other?
What if we gave encouragement instead of envy?
Or support instead of judgement?
What if we didn’t write off anyone’s part as unimportant or unworthy, but instead lifted them up so they could give their part all they’ve got?
I see a generation of women gearing up to unite and break down barriers. I also see hundreds of women questioning, what about me? Where do I fit in all do this?
I don’t have the answer to these question, but I do know that just because the Holy Spirit moves in a certain way in another’s life does not mean it will play out the same way in yours.
At the first IF: Gathering, Rebekah Lyons said: “Calling is when your talents and your burdens collide. It’s not just knowing your gifts, it’s using your gifts.”
What breaks your heart?
What makes you ugly cry?
What inspires you?
Where is there need in your community?
We are all different but worth exactly the same to Jesus. We each have different talents, different burdens, but we can celebrate each other!
Imagine, if we all did that.
I’m grateful that we each have our own run to race but even more so, that we get to run it together.
Go love well.
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