A Life Worth Watching

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“When God delays, He always delays for a greater purpose.” – Dr Tony Evans.

Sometimes it feels like my life is on repeat. I ask God, “Did I flunk, and now I have to do it all over again? Or did I do it so well that now it’s time to show others how I did it?” I recently shared with my daughter how I thought the second half of my life would be. I figured since I put in all the sacrificial work being a young wife and mom that once my kids became adults, I’d either go home to be with the Lord or I would live a life fulfilling my dreams. I fully expected to have to work harder because so many mothers had continued with their careers while I was home being a mom – but God paved the way for me. At one point I had an interview shortly after my baby girl went off to college. My resume was simple, but the interview was powerful. I began to express how I was the CEO of my home and how I managed it well and produced three college students while creating supplemental income by being a “mama-preneur,” I was offered the job before the end of the interview.

Then the unexpected happened and I came off my job to help raise my first grandchild. This was not how I thought my life would go.

As I reflect on my life’s journey, I notice it is marked by tears, joy and laughter, highs and lows, triumphs and failures. These 53 years on earth have brought me to a point where my experiences are able to showcase God in remarkable ways. I’m able to offer myself as a survival kit to the young married mothers, the stay-at-home mom who feels like “there’s more in me than snotty noses and rebellious teens,” or the middle aged person who feels like you’ve helped everyone else shine now, “what about me?” I’m here to tell you that when you live a sacrificial life, you’re still living! You’re doing what you were born to do. Your shine may or may not come on earth, but the best reward, job, and promotion will come when God says, “You’ve been faithful!”

…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6 NIV).

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  1. Darlene Liddell-Smith

    Amen!

    1 Corinthians 7:20-24 King James Version (KJV)

    20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.

    21 Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.

    22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.

    23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

    24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.

  2. Barbara

    Good morning first lady, everything you said is so true, I used to think the same thing. But I come to realize the things that we’re going through it’s not just for ourselves, it is to help others get through it. And trust and Believe you writing this blog, you just don’t know how many people you have already touched and helped get through the day by reading your blogs. Girl when it’s time for you to go home and collect your rewards you may just have a home just rewards in it, thank you for being obedient to what God is telling you to do, wait on the Lord and he will renew your strength. Lord let your will be done in her and in me as I sit up under her and learn more on how to be a iconic godly woman. Thank you first lady for always keeping God first. Thank you!

  3. Dynetta

    This is sooo good!!! We have to remember that in God’s timing delayed doesn’t mean declined he’s just preparing you for what’s ahead! He’s so Faithful!! 😘💖

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