This is a phrase I first had from recently a fast becoming close friend of mine. This was when we were discussing parenting, the call, the costs, the joys and the fruits. She said something very powerful, that even if she does nothing else, she hopes to leave her children with a godly legacy, to leave the legacy that she showed them God. Wow!
That was quite a wake-up call for me, a girl of many ambitions.
I have since decided to build my life around my permanents, instead of making my permanents revolve around my temporaries. I have decided to focus on my family and invest in them, my husband and my daughter. To create priority time for them, for us together, and to let work, church and social activities revolve around the main concerns of my family. I can resign from anything else and it’ll go on, I can’t possibly resign from being a wife or mother.
My investment and responsibility to my family is most key and deserves my ultimate consideration, time and attention. For this will I God hold me most accountable, because He has strategically placed me in my family for a very definite purpose and reason, and with proper equipping for the task at hand and the task ahead. I owe Him that, at least.
So with the past Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations, I thank God for the gift of my family, the honor to tend them, and the most recent insight of how to live my life because of them. As I move on into the new year, I purpose to build my life around my permanents. Everything else will fall into place after that. How about you?
Have a great year ahead, a year of restoration to God’s placement and purpose for you, your life and all that concerns you. (That’s the theme for our church (www.globalccit.com) next year, The Year of Restoration.)