Grace upon Grace
At the intersection of calling and children God can and will make all grace abound toward you. “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work,” (2 Corinthians 9:8). He is intimately aware of your role as a mom and your position as kingdom builder. As such, He will duly equip you with grace upon grace to carry out the assignments He’s tasked to your hands. The key will be to stay focused, using your time, energy and efforts in a concerted fashion to navigate the intricacies of the many demands. Will it be easy? No. Is it doable? Yes.
We’ve seen God do it. Just as He’s graced Sally Clarkson who was mentioned earlier, I’ve seen calling and children coexist in the lives of Priscilla Shirer, Lysa TerKeurst, many others, and even me. Today, I’ve got six children, am an author, the director of a mom’s group at my local church, and a health coach. God’s divine enablement is equipping me to carry children and my calling with grace. And I’m sure you can name a few women you know who are obediently walking out motherhood and their calling.
You, dear mama, were called to create. You were created in the image of the Master Creator and as such He will afford you the opportunity to create too. From creating life to creating proposals, you’ve been uniquely gifted. Since the dawn of humanity, He’s placed in woman the desire to work, to produce and to create, and becoming a mother does not take that desire away. It is then a matter of surrendering our will for His and allowing Him to drive. So ease along, moving through the roundabout where the roads of life converge.
In a roundabout or rotary, the traffic doesn't come to a hard stop, but slows enough for vehicles to safely move in and through. The same can be said for our lives. When children and calling intersect, they may slow through the roundabout but then life flows, merging together, children and calling both moving forward for the kingdom.
Tyra Lane-Kingsland is a speaker, Women’s Ministry Director and author of the book Purposeful Parenting. She enjoys facilitating the classes she’s developed on parenting and Health & Wellness. It is her assertion that health is wealth and believes that optimal health is achieved through proper nourishment, rest and exercise. Tyra is an attentive wife and mother of six. Knowing that God causes all things to work together for good, she is on a passionate pursuit to see women inspired to live fully!
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