Do you ever drive yourself crazy, like I do at times, wanting to make sure that you are doing what you are meant to do here? I guess maybe a preface is in order.

I really believe that we are each here for a reason. And that we each have a role to fill in making the places where we live better. Not only that we can leave a legacy of change and growth, but that it is our mission to do so.

But that’s a tall order isn’t it? To figure out what to do with the gifts and interests and passions that God has given us!

I heard two thoughts today that help. One is that in the different stages of our lives, our mission may change. When I was a young mother, I felt strongly that my mission at that time was to give my efforts and energy to nurturing and teaching my children. My husband was supportive of my feelings and together we made that equation work.

But now my children are grown and gone, that mission of motherhood is morphing into a mission of loving and encouraging adult children, grand motherhood and of mentoring other young women through the Lioness platform. I couldn’t have done these missions, in the way I felt best, simultaneously! Along with our growth comes new ways of giving. The experiences I had as a young mother have given me the benefit of hindsight that may be helpful to those who are now in the motherhood trench!

There are also other interests I have that I am now free to pursue and it is a good time of life! Life goes on and we continue to learn, to experience and discover who we are and what we have to give. And what we have to give grows!

As you consider your mission, the one you are living now, I’d offer the second piece of wisdom I heard today. That is: what we give is not about us. It’s about contributing to the growth and well-being of God’s children. And as a wise man recently said, “Life isn’t about how many runs you score, but about how many runs you help others to score!” {Von G. Keetch}

You have a unique mission to perform here. Prayerfully find it if it isn’t apparent already. Qualify yourself for it if needed and give it all you’ve got!

Then as time passes, be willing to embrace the next stage, or your next mission.

Life is a long time. Breathe in 2, 3, 4, hold 2, 3, 4, exhale 2, 3, 4.

I truly believe that God will show us His will in our lives and that His plan trumps anything we can imagine. He created you. He gave you your unique gifts. There is time to be you and there will be more of you, as you grow in service to His children.

Much love to you!

Jacque

2 comments on “Every Stage: A New Mission”

  1. I so agree with you about helping and mentoring young women AKA young whipper snappers but don’t forget that there are us senior women AKA old broads that are totally enjoying your blog also . LOL 🙂
    Love & Hugs 2 U,
    Me ~

    • I love you back. You young-at-heart-old Broad. Ha! That’s what my grandmother always said. Thank you for being here. xo

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