Kingdom moments in the life of a wife, mother, and pastor
Author: Pearls by Faith
"Wonderful Jesus, I have nothing. I have nothing to give you but my love. That's all that I can give you. And, I love you with all my heart. And, I give you my body as a living sacrifice. If you can take nothing and use it...then here's nothing. Take it. It isn't silver vessels that He's asking for. It isn't golden vessels that He needs. He just needs yielded vessels."
Most women do not particularly enjoy talking about the female cause in the church. It almost feels petty. Women in ministry, in particular, understand that it is a touchy subject, and some try to avoid the topic altogether in fear of coming off as an angry feminist.
Society tells women that we can do anything. We can pursue degrees and choose careers. We can be politicians, CEOs, directors, creators. Unfortunately, this leaves many women confused within the church context, because what we can do for God feels so limited.
That feeling when a full night of sleep just wasn’t enough… That feeling when hours of television leaves you less motivated… That feeling of being emotionally drained… That feeling when your day is summed up by a to-do list, rather than by its memorable experiences…
You walk into Sunday Service, but feel drowned in discouragement.
You reluctantly open up your Bible, only to be burdened to appease God’s supposed disapproval of you.
Thinking about God stresses you out.
Worship is frustrating.
You feel blocked. Afraid. Pressured. Apathetic.
All of these are common soul issues that keep us from diving into the pleasures of prayer. And, by soul, we are referring to our mind, will, and emotions (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
If you are resonating with any of the above, I pray you find encouragement in knowing that this merely a stepping stone in your journey with Jesus. As long as you breathe, God is not done with your life!
In the meantime, the following are some practical steps to navigating through the deep waters of your soul.