I was having a conversation with the Lord about a week or so ago, pouring out my heart in areas of my life where I didn’t feel what I was doing was valid. I began to run down my list of everything that I do. I shared with Him how so many others do it better, how could I ever be evaluated in these areas? But God is so gentle and so kind. He took my list, those fragmented parts of me looking for affirmation, and validated me. He reminded me that everything that He has called me to do, no matter how small or large the task, is valid. God knows and understands my heart — to bring Him glory in all that I do. Even though sometimes I get whiny and want to have a pity party, at least I can be honest and upfront with the Lord.
He knows I struggle to be still in His presence. But He validates the moments that I do give Him. Those often noisy moments filled with distractions. They are valid and they matter.
He understands that I can’t be all things to all people. But He validates the time and energy that I do give to others. It is valid and I am making a difference.
He knows that life as a wife, mom and full time worker can get overwhelming. But He validates the times I take just for myself, to rest or play with my friends. Those moments are important to my emotional well being. I am a better person when I allow myself some valid “me time”.
He understands that I have visions and dreams for this blog, for my writing. But He validates what I am currently doing. Those link ups that keep my blog going when the words don’t come, or when I don’t have the energy to put a post together, they are valid. And they are making a difference in the lives of women.
And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. (Colossians 3:17)