Today is my birthday. I’m grateful to be alive and except for being diagnosed yesterday with an e-coli infection I have relatively good health. I am grateful that my husband and children are healthy. All of us love Jesus. Who could ask for more? Okay, one thing came to mind this morning that I am asking for. Before getting out of bed I prayed that I would live with the end in mind.
For me to live with the end in mind means that I will make prayerful decisions for the greatest impact in regard to my relationship with God, family and ministry. This birthday is a great reminder that I am at a stage in life where working harder and doing more are not the answer. My focus must be on working smarter and making wise and relevant kingdom choices as I stare down my final run. When you are aware of what is your last 15 plus working years decisions are more costly. I feel young and think young but when I see kids graduating from college, getting married and having babies that I babysat for I am reminded my 20’s are long gone.
In addition to being a godly wife and mother, I am passionate about helping stagnant churches and investing in the next generation of leaders. I feel called to equip and mobilize multiplying church leaders. Coaching and seeing people find their place in the kingdom energizes me. I believe I still have have much to accomplish personally, especially through writing, but the focus of my ministry investment in the kingdom is being a catalyst for growth.
Have you found your sweet spot?