Most of life (my life) is lived in the in-between—in the middle of waiting and arriving, joys and heartbreaks, wins and losses, start and finish, feeling like you’ve got your stuff together and questioning it all...loving the season you’re in and simultaneously wishing it would pass.
There was a time I felt like motherhood held me back—kept me from what I was made for. But what I’m learning is this: We are His workmanship; God continually forms and makes us into pictures of grace, by using all the trials we think are unnecessary, the seasons we’d rather skip, and the seemingly insignificant tasks we can’t imagine as worshipful. And yet, they are.
- I’m a Chinese immigrant, who didn’t speak or write English until first grade, and yet the Lord uses my being caught between two cultures to teach me about citizenship in Christ.
- I’m a mom of 6 boys, but God uses my unlikeliness to show me who is the good Father.
- I’m a late-blooming professional creative, but He used the seasons I thought were unproductive to enrich the soil that now grows visible fruit.
You, too, have a story of redemption amidst your unlikely and in-between. Our God delights to prove Himself the craftsman, the rescuer, the author of The Redemption Story: “He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.” (Psalm 40:2, NASB)
Take some time today to take note and praise Him for how He uses all things “for the good of those who love Him…to be conformed to the image of His Son” (Romans 8:28-29) and wastes absolutely nothing.
This post was originally featured on Instagram on May 4, 2018.
Because of grace,
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