Or do you also feel the need to get your house in order, get rid of your excess, and spend the rest of your lifetime pouring yourself out? Serving and rescuing those in poverty? Sharing the gospel?
During my high school and college years I was a very active community volunteer. I won a college scholarship based on my personal mission statement to serve my community through a church organization that I planned to organize, for cryin’ out loud!!
(I know this looks like it’s coming out of left field. I have stuck to writing about books and it’s been a very long time since I’ve written anything this personal).
I’ve wondered lately what happened to that girl. Then I remember that she got married and had a bunch of babies. There is a time and season for everything, and I realize now that my season of caring for my babies has ended. I don’t have babies anymore. I have big kids who can serve alongside me, whom I can train to serve.
The last thing I want to do is raise four people who will waste their lives pursuing a dying dream, a self-centered lifestyle that won’t last and won’t satisfy.
It’s not “just me.” So, I’ve just gotta know if there are any other moms out there who know what I’m talking about?