Right now, my windows are open letting in a gentle breeze, the ringing of my wind chimes are filling my ears, the aroma of our supper of paleo meatloaf, baking in the oven fills my nose, and feelings of being very blessed for this life the LORD has given me, fill my heart.
I have talked recently about how GOD has me in a quiet season of life. And how HE is teaching me to be content in it.
The biggest way in which it has been so quiet, is how this is the longest amount of time, since I was 15, I have been without employment outside the home (10 months now since I worked as a K-3 teacher). Instead of working at a job daily, or a few times a week, I am now a full time wife, and homemaker.
It is most definitely a more quiet life. Instead of having my days and weeks laid out in front of me, and knowing exactly what to do, I have to myself create my days schedule.
And at times, praying to GOD to bring a task to my life, to fill the hours serving HIM.
I will admit, I have felt guilty at times for not having as busy and planned a schedule as some.
Especially when I am asked what I have planned for the week, and I reply back I am not quite sure.
And then hear them say back they wish they did not know what they had to do for the week.
Which in turn cause me to scramble and look for a job just to make myself look busy or important in their eyes, and ultimately not being content in where GOD has me right now.
Don't get me wrong, my days are BUSY. I can NOT stand to sit around. Ask anyone in my family.
The truth is, most weeks, I do not know what the days hold. Sometimes it is only cooking, cleaning, crafting, and reading. Other days it has me ministering and serving in the community, my family or church. And other days, it's realizing I do have spare time, to drive that friend who needs to go to town at the last moment.
Yes this is a quiet time in my life. And yes I am thankful for it.
It is teaching me to use the time wisely, and search out ways to help others.
GOD has been showing me, we are all in a different seasons of life.
Some of you may be single, going to school, or holding down a full time job.
Some are mothers, working incredibly hard to raise your children to love and serve the LORD.
Some of you may be like me. Married, no children, you may have an outside job, or not.
No matter the season we are in, so long as what we do is for the glory of GOD, and we know we are in HIS will for this time of our life, it does matter, and is important.
From wiping precious wet noses, writing papers, managing an office, sweeping the floor, making cards, or reading an informative book, your work is important to GOD.
HE gave it to you.
The creator and ruler of the universe gave you those seasons of your life.
Pretty neat thought, right?
GOD, maker the of seas, the sun, moon, and stars, appointed me to this place and season of life.
HE has not called me to find a full time job yet.
HE has called me to stay at home, take care of my husbands needs, cook meals, and clean our house.
Sometimes I am meant to read and learn on subjects that fascinate me and will be helpful, or sit and talk with my girls.
But mostly I pray HE guides me in ways to encourage those in my circle, and to be available to help and minister to any one that needs it.
Maybe it's not so quiet a season after all? ;)
What season of life are you in? Are there any lessons being taught to you from this season?
Have a wonderfully blessed day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!