Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Something More...

Do you ever feel like you should be doing something more with your life?

I do not want this post to sound like I am not happy with my life - because I am EXTREMELY HAPPY! I have my husband and my sweet little Ava Grace that makes me laugh and appreciate life everyday...

I just feel like I should be doing something extra with my life. Just a little something more for others. I wake up some days and have this feeling that there is someone that needs me beyond my immediate family.

One of my good friends and me were talking the other day... We always have great talks about God and religion and being the best Christian that we can be. She was telling me that her service last week was about facing Jesus when we die. Jesus loves that we do things for others and spread his word but she said that her Priest said that we should imagine Him saying this...

"What did you do to glorify My name with the talents that I have blessed you with?"

To be completely honest - I have NEVER really thought about it like that. I just think to myself...

I am a good person.
I try to do right.
I say my prayers.
I go to church... (not as often as I should, I admit)
I sing in the Praise Team at church.
I read my Bible.
I try to help others.
I am thankful for the things I have.
I work hard to help provide for my family.
I try to be a good mother to Ava Grace.

But... What have I done for God with the talents he has given me? What talents?

What is my talent that I can use to glorify God? I don't know...

I sing in the Praise team at church but I feel like there is still something missing...

This was just a thinking post... It helps me to type it out and look at it and FYI I love getting feedback on my posts. It makes me really happy! :-)

Right now all I can do is pray about it and ask for direction. If you have any ideas of ways I can help others more I would love to hear it. We do sponsor a family at Christmas but I still feel like that is not enough.


Our Story said...
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Our Story said...

I enjoyed reading this entry. I often feel like I'm not doing anything with my life. Since becoming a mom, I became a housewife. I look at it as a ministry to my family. But I often pray that God will use me for his glory. He can use us in the smallest of ways. :)

James ~n~ Amber said...

I know how you feel. I'm always thinking of things I'd like to be doing to help others, but most of the time they don't pan out. We lead worship for our church, we are very active, we have a young bible study group in our home once a week, that we also feed, plus a very active daughter who does sports and dance. It is hard to find any extra time. My pastor always says too much of a good thing can be bad. He says if church is running your life then you should probably give up something. My husband and I fell victim to getting TOO involved out of obligation and it ended up stressing our marriage. In the last few months we've backed off of some things and our marriage has been stronger than ever !!! Don't get down on yourself. When you feel the call to do something, don't hesitate to do it, but if you are asked to do something, pray hard about it and wait for the answer :)

Thanks for stopping by the blog. Have a great day !

Caroline said...

I have been going through a lot of changes this month. I have totally opened up my heart and ears to God. I told him I would do whatever he wanted me to do and that is when he began speaking to me.
I had to drowned out everything around me and almost put my mind on mute.
Let God tell you how he can fill that gap. And he will too, just make sure you are ready.

Cute blog by the way!!!


r.a.w. chronicles said...

Hi Nikki, I know exactly what you mean. Right now, I am trying to set goals for myself, so that I feel more useful, like volunteering, etc. But it's hard for me to see each accomplishment, which I'm sure you are making many.

Anyways, I gave you an award on my blog, because I really enjoy reading your blog!! You have a lovely family!

Anonymous said...

I can see and hear you use one of God's gifts to you every time I hear you sing, especially when it is a worship or praise song. You are lifting God up, pleases him, and many times music ministers and witnesses to those listening more than a sermon. I feel that rearing our children in the way that Jesus wants them to live is a mother's (parent& grandparent) greatest responsibility,accomplishment, and reward. I think that when we have a busy young family, most of our time is needed and devoted to them. At this time, if you hear of someone in your community that needs help or encouragement, you can do small things to help them and this may mean more to them than you would ever know. Don't be so hard on do more than you know..continue to try to lead a Christian life and be a good example for Ava Grace. Love, Mom