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On a dreary December morning, my friend asked me the dreaded question: What are you doing today?
I found myself heaving a sigh as I mentally calculated all the things I could do, weighed with the things I should do and divided by the things I must do. Trust me…it was a lot of things. And none of the things was something I wanted to do.
Some days it seems like everything that comes across my desk is so mundane. Repetative. Boring and unfun. It’s not good to feel so defeated by 7:30 on Monday morning.
As I responded with a whiny text message, the words I saw reflect back to me from the screen gave me pause. Claity on the screen, as it were. The reality of life is that while I know that many would love to even have the energy to I have to complete the tasks at hand or the physical ability, I’m seriously never going to love scrubbing toilets or returning emails. I’m just not. Still, how I choose to think about those things in the scheme of what God says about me personally makes all the difference.
What does God think of me? Well, that’s a loaded question, isn’t it? It’s one I’ve struggled with since I was very young and it’s a question in which the enemy seeks to keep me limited and demoralized. Which is obviously why I need to hear God’s honest truth over and over and over. And over. Eventually it’s going to stick.
As I reached for my Bible, I opened to Ephesians where I’ve been parked for a while and these words jumped off the page…
It is in Christ that we find out who we are and what we’re living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, He had His eye on us, had designes for us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose He is working out in everything and everyone. ~Ephesians 1:12-14 (MSG)
Did you catch that? Before you heard of Christ, He had his eye on YOU. I’m not even kidding about this. And not only did He notice you, He had a PLAN for you. A design for glorious living. I’m going to repeat that because it smacked me between the eyes. God.has.a.design.for.GLORIOUS .LIVING.for.you.
Listen, when you are up to your eyeballs in toddlers who won’t sleep and PTO meetings and Christmas shopping, life doesn’t feel very glorious. And when you’ve been up all night because of insomnia and you back is against a deadline for a project or program and your high schooler rolls her eyes at you and stomps out the door because the lunch you packed for her doesn’t meet her satisfaction, it’s really easy to question the so called plan God really has for your life. I get it. If I had a nickel for every time I wondered if I had taken a potty break when God was handing out purposeful life missions and got stuck with this rag-tag group of high strung people and pets because all the good missions were used up, well, I’d have lots of nickels.
The truth of the matter is that God truly did CHOOSE me to be the mama I am and he CHOSE me to minister in music with the gifts and talents that I have (not to be confused with the super awesome gifts and talents other people have.) He chose me to be a light in my corner of the world. Right here. Right now. And, sweet friend, He chose you too. He did.
We are his treasured possessions. We are a holy nation. We are chosen. We are.
So take that, Monday morning! I may have mundane chores to do today but I am not mundane and I do not serve a mundane God.
And neither do you.