A place of writing and reflection…
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
—Romans 12:1-2 (The Message)
I’m thinking of you wherever you are…
carpool lines, cubicles, around the corner or across the world.
And I can hear that quiet question, the one that taps the heart of every woman:
“How am I going to change the world?”
I want to lean in close, cup your beautiful face in my hands and say this to you…
You are going to change the world this year the same way you did the one before–
by being YOU.
Glorious, messy, Jesus-filled, you.
The one who makes mistakes and keeps on trying.
The one who is learning about her gifts and grace and how it all goes together.
The one loving, laughing, learning about being a little bit more like Him every day.
Maybe diaper-changer too.
And paper-in-the-printer-changer sometimes as well.
Who says you need to be somewhere else?
Who says you need to be someone different?
You’re the only you we’ve got.
And the only world you can really change is the one you’re in right here, right now.
So carry on, my friend.
Keep saying “yes” to Jesus.
You’re making a difference even more than you know.