So, what do you do?
That’s the question we all get. That’s the question we all ask. We meet someone new…
what do you do?
Many years ago, I replied to that question… I’m a speech pathologist.
After our first child, I replied… I’m a speech pathologist… but, I stay home with my son.
After our second little one, my answer… I’m a speech pathologist… but, I haven’t worked for a while. (What a joke! Actually, I had never worked this hard before.)
After our third, well… I may have mentioned that I was a speech pathologist, but usually I didn’t get the question anymore. After all, my kids were right there with me (evidence of what I do).
Then, four, five, and sweet six…
what don’t you do?
The question changed… so, what does your husband do? (Pretty funny. I actually ask the same question. I know what the mommy does.)
Here is what stumps me. What stumps so many of us.
what do you want to do?
Of course, the first items on my “want list” are mom and wife. I am grateful beyond words for those blessings. Now, beyond that. I really had not thought much beyond that… yet, I had felt a nagging. A nagging that there is more. Raising and taking care of a family is plenty ~ my cup does runneth over. However, I am referring to the desire deep down inside to create.
We are given so many gifts. I wonder if we don’t even skim the surface of some of our gifts. We feel as though we should be grateful for what we have… and not ask for more. Maybe it’s not asking for more. Maybe the prodding voice is trying to move us forward… maybe He is asking us to do more.
Our Creator… well, He creates. He has created us to create. When we create ~ we grow.
He wants us to grow.
The question… the question is actually this…
what does He want you to do?
The answer doesn’t always come clearly. The waiting is difficult. The waiting involves movement!
Moving toward Him, moving in service for Him, moving out of the comfort zone, moving…
and being still… all at the same time.
Not so simple. Moving into new areas, unknown areas… waiting for Him to do His work.
All this while… He’s been waiting for me to move.
He will mark the path.
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”