For thus saith the Lord unto the house of Isreal, Seek ye me, and ye shall live. Amos 5:4
There is a whole world full of people chasing after life… Dreams… Goals… Achievements… Recognition… Hopes… Love…
It’s hard to turn on the t.v., the radio, the computer, flip open a magazine or drive past a billboard without seeing someone amazing. There are globe trekkers, actors, singers, athletes, photographers, doctors, lawyers, businessmen, survivalist… mattering.
Once upon a time there was a girl who told her 8th grade teacher she wanted to be a mom. That teacher told that girl that she needed to choose a real career. She needed to choose a real job. A real life. So she chose her second interest, beauty.
She accomplished it but it wasn’t until she became a mom that she felt she was really living. Like she had found the calling on her life. Like she was created to cook, clean, cuddle and point tiny humans toward Christ. It felt like holy work. Purposeful… Mattering.
But… Words like songs, are hard to get out of your head.
So that girl who’s now a mom isn’t sure she’s really enough. The world is full of chasers, maybe they are leaving her in the dust?
When someone asks what you do,
and they ALWAYS DO, you again put on a brave face only to be greeted by their face becoming disinterested. Disapproving. Even disgusted. So rather than turn another face you save face and say, “I am a hairstylist.”
“Do you keep busy?”
“Oh heavens yes.”
Inside you know that the reading lessons, kissed boo boos, spelling test, science experiments, trips to the park and play dates aren’t what they are referring to, but let’s just leave it be.
And if your getting the idea that I’m on the opinionated side of women/moms staying home… You’re wrong. The proverbs 31 woman worked.
There needs to be christian voices in every industry.
We may be a salesmen or a janitor or just a mom, but as Christians our main occupation should be seeking God.
This question may be the litmus test to determine if you are ‘really living’.
Are you hearing God, and are others hearing about God from you?
Amos made it clear that this is the measure of really living.
Holy living is wholly living.
Everything we ever are is only granted to us as opportunity to honor God. Without that, we will just be another sad ending to a “successful” life. Surely, if anything, Hollywood has taught us that.
And this is [really living], that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3