Figuring Out Where We Fit

I’m Just a Simple Girl With Dreams

nightshift picFiguring out where we fit in in life has a lot to do with our happiness. When we feel overpowered by stronger personalities, or are unsure of our part and whether or not we are allowed to dream of more when we’re supposed to be thankful for what we have, can cause ALOT of stress. The key is to  allow ourselves to be saturated with the incredible fondness God has for us.

I work a full-time job as a caregiver to the elderly to provide for my family, as well as performing all the duties of a full time mom. It’s a good job, but working night shifts to pay the rent and put food on the table is pretty hard on this body-that-isn’t-getting-any-younger. For a few years now I have had the urge to do something different, and more than that, I have had a strong desire to encourage other women to hang in there, to trust that God is good, and let Him eradicate the fear we often hold so tightly to without realizing it.

I really am a nobody in the eyes of most people. I don’t have a best-seller on the market. No formal education. I have started my own business as an Arbonne consultant, but haven’t made my way up the ranks enough to turn heads  — yet. So who in the world do I think I am writing a “book”, penning a blog and starting a Facebook page? Well, I’m a simple girl with a dream.

This is my dream: to honor God by pointing women to Him so they can experience His love and grace deeply, therefore experiencing rich, fulfilling lives knowing they have His permission to pursue the dreams He has planted within them.

I may not fit in with the typical bigwigs that have tons of followers, but I do want to be an example to both my kids and other women that it is possible to blow “normal” out of the water. Meaning we don’t have to live these safe, scared lives as believers. God can and will do exceedingly more than we ask or imagine, and I want to live that out while helping others achieve it too. His love is immense. His grace is immeasurable. He takes great pleasure in bringing us to full stature in Him.

Squashing the dreams He hand picked just for you does Him no favors. Figure out where you fit in by asking your Creator Himself. I did. This is His gig, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. Pay attention to your strengths, your gifts and talents. Your desires. And ask Him if you’re on the right track. Of course, His plans and ways are higher than ours, so rest assured that it doesn’t start or end with you. You are a wonderful, valuable part of His puzzle we call life.

Jesus said He came so that we may live life fully. Do you know what that means for you?

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