I look at you, the dreamer with the gleam in her eye, the creative spark waiting just below the surface, and I want to hear your story. I want to be the one to pull out the bits and pieces of the dreams God has given you and build a beautiful mosaic that shows how beautifully you’ve been designed to do exactly what God has called you to do.
I want to hear what you’re passionate about, what brings you joy, what you love and don’t love about doing it all. I want to ask you how it fits into your current season, and pray with you to ask God to reveal more about what He wants you to do right now with your gifts. I want to hold your hand as you lay your agenda at the foot of the cross and surrender it to the only One who can truly tell you who you are.
I want us to be women who do THIS for each other – not the competing, comparing, criticizing game that has become our default. I want us to be women who are there for one another, who listen and encourage – not to say false words or to look good, but women who speak truth and love over one another because we are called – all of us – to do that.
And if you have no idea what your “thing” is? Start there.
Can we be women who listen and love? Can we pour into others as we pull out the very best parts of them and show them with fresh eyes who God made them to be? What if we did? What if we really listened to the woman across the table, in the carpool line, at Zumba, on the other end of our Voxer? What if we asked God for ears to hear what He wants her to know about herself?
Sometimes it takes the loving kindness of another person to tell us what we’re good at – and to help us find a way to use it for God’s glory. So often we want to be the recipient of that gift. I know I do. I pray for God to put women in my life who will help me be the woman God wants me to be. But what if, in this season of waiting to figure out what our “thing” is, God is putting women in our lives who need US to be that person for them?
And maybe, as we spend our time listening to and loving one another, our “thing” might just be revealed.
Will you join me? This week, will you choose to see the women in your life with fresh eyes? Look for the ways they serve, for what comes so easily to them, to the things that light up their eyes and bring them joy – and then tell them that you see it. Tell her she’s great at what she does. Connect her with other friends who might need her special “thing” and watch as the Kingdom is served in bigger and better ways by your small act of love.
You, my friend?
You are great at what you do.
I see you, and what you do makes a difference.
It might just be that easy.