What gets you out of bed in the morning? Stirs you to action? Brings a smile to your face and threatens to put your coffee maker out of work??
Some days, for me, it’s a struggle to get going. To face the never-ending logistics and tasks, and to rise above the sense that my once-promising life of fulfillment has been reduced to potty training and crumbs. When I was younger, life before me looked a little more exciting. Fulfilling. And while I know in my heart that raising up 5 children in the way they should go, and equipping them for adulthood and in being positive contributors to society, some days it can feel a bit more like a chore than a calling.
When Jesus came to earth, He said that He came to bring life and life to the full. When we seek after His calling, tug at His shirt tail and pursue His teachings, we discover greater depth to our lives. Little actions and choices have greater meaning, inconveniences become opportunities for growth, and peace is more of a lifestyle than just a punchline at Christmas.
During this busy time of year, don’t forget to carve out time with your purpose. Pray, meditate, dig a little deeper. Create margin to allow meaning and relativity, even spirituality, to soak into the marrow of your daily life and deep into your soul. Find Him and He will reveal your true purpose.
Even in the crumbs.