Are you in?

What is God calling you to do?

I believe God calls each one of us, His followers, to do something. Something that will make an eternal impact. For some, it’s raising Godly children in a Christ-centered home. For some, it’s short term mission trips to the far corners of the earth. For some, it’s moving to Uganda and adopting 13 children, while feeding and educating 600 others (read about Katie Davis here).

But He calls us all to do something. And we seem to get so bogged down in daily life that we often forget that there is so much more to life, than what happens every day. There is more to it than carpool lanes (that I sat in this morning). There is more to it than laundry (that I will tackle later today). There is more to it than cooking dinner for the two of us. (pasta, anyone?)

All of these things are important. They have to happen. And no one else is going to do them for me. (as much fun as that would be!)

I want to stop being so bogged down in the grind of daily life that I forget to reach out. That I forget to listen to God’s calling on my life. He wants to use me to make an eternal impact. To change the lives of others by showing them God’s love and mercy. By being open and honest about my struggles and how God is changing me.

Sometimes I daydream about working with Katie Davis. Of offering hope to those little ones who have seen such hardship. Of offering them a plate full of rice and chicken, of giving them shoes and sending them off to school. Of cooking for 600 children and laughing and playing with them and showing them God’s love.

It’s a great daydream. But there are opportunities to serve God right here where I live. I don’t have to go far to see people who are hurting and in need. I just need to open my eyes and my heart to see them and serve them.

So I will pull out of my daydream of Uganda. I will open my eyes. I will open my home. I will serve right here and right now.

Are you in?

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