Saturday, 8 August 2009

A change of plans

Leader Boy Warrior with "Kermit Big Hop" that we found in our garden.
Leader Boy Warrior, Cookie Boy Warrior & Courageous Boy Warrior just being cute!

Brotherly love.


I have been blessed with 3 of the most amazing, handsome and incredible boys on the planet! A year ago, God impressed upon me how important my job of caretaker was of them. This led me to homeschooling and I realised that for now, my ministry would be first and foremost to my Mighty Prince Warrior and Boy Warriors. My very wise older sister (who is expecting her 7th Little Blessing any day now!) gently reminds me that God works in seasons and that you just have to live in the season that you're in.

It's funny how things work out. What I thought I would be doing, it doesn't necessarily line up with what God would have me do.I am reminded in Proverbs 20:24 The Lord decides what a person will do; no one understands what his life is all about. and in Jeremiah 10:23 Lord, I know that our lives don't really belong to us.We can't control our own lives. For a number of years, I thought that I would be in full time ministry of a different nature. I envisioned that I would be like a Christine Caine, Bobbi Houston, Lisa Bevere on a smaller scale in my local church. I visualised myself speaking and bringing messages for the Lord to many people and as a result their lives would be impacted. You know, "a superstar" of the Christian world. (Oh my! What an ego trip.) People would look up to me. BUT, God had other plans.

Instead of people looking up to me, I'm looking down (so to speak) to 3 little boys who need nurturing, teaching and guidance. Instead of speaking to many people on a platform, I find myself on the floor cleaning up wee when the aim isn't right. Instead of teaching and inspiring adults, I am teaching boys manners, hygiene and how to read. Instead of preparing messages, I am preparing meals.It may not be what I had envisioned for my life, but it is God's will for me right now. And in his will is such a great place to be.

I have learnt so much more than my year at bible college could ever have taught me through my sons. God in is His wisdom knew I would. And although I resist it, complain and resent it at times, my Father knows that there are many more lessons for me to learn. I am learning obedience, longevity, attitude and the list goes on.
And so, I submit to God's plan for this season in my life right now, trusting that my Father knows better than me. Knowing that this is a season in my life. I submit knowing that my life is not my own.


Still taking lessons from the King,

4 comments:

  1. Ah, I seem to relate to much of what you posted. I never envisioned myself doing what i do now...but operating within God's will in more fruitful and beautiful than anything else. :)

    Susan

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  2. This is great Jo! As you know, me and you both when it comes to this! Thankfully we are blessed to be able to RECOGNISE God's will in our lives. We may not accept it, but we are both better willing than we were before. This is a great post and what I needed to read today after giving up my child-free weekend to look after my girlie! <3

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  3. Thank you,
    This is beautiful. My eyes are welling up.
    Thanks for your honesty
    Reb

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  4. Amen, Amen, and Amen! You said it perfectly. I am finding myself in similar shoes.

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Jo Princess Warrior xo