THIS. I want to learn this and to live this.
Over the years, I am realizing that he [God] has not called me to be Successful: an Optimizer of all my Gifts and Opportunities. He has called me to be Faithful: a Steward of all my gifts and opportunities.
This post by Bronwyn Lea is beautifully written, and exactly right.
She also says this:
It is so easy to feel like a failure. So easy to feel undervalued, or unseen, or that your education wasn’t worth it, or (it’s insidious sneaky corollary,) that you aren’t worth it. It is hard to feel you really contribute when your contribution isn’t in cash. I get that.
So go on, and read the rest HERE! Posts like these continue to encourage me in my own search for contentment. I love remembering that I am not alone in the discontent and that many have gone before…and by the way, make sure you read all the way through to get to the Venn Diagram. Oh how I LOVE a good Venn diagram…
2 responses to “Food for Thought Fridays”
Hi Leah, thank you so much for this honor. I’m glad to read a little more about you: a string musician! My cello is languishing in a closet right now: it has been woefully ignored since my babies arrived, but I’m beginning to feel that maybe the time will soon come when I can pick it up again 🙂
Hi Bronwyn, my pleasure and I hope that you do find some time to pick up your cello again soon! I love playing for my kids and they are getting to the age where they’ll even ask for it. I really enjoy being able to goof around on my instrument for them too and not just worry about practicing or technique or cramming for a rehearsal. 😉