You Are Exactly Where You Are Meant To Be


I was driving home yesterday from taking the kids grocery shopping and to my parents house for a little playtime in their backyard when I looked back in my rear view mirror. My oldest was sitting contently in his seat and my little girl was fast asleep. 

It was then it hit me. 

Or more accurately, I heard a voice within me say You are exactly where you are meant to be. 

It's not the first time that I've heard that voice within me that moved me to shed a few tears of appreciation and complete love. It's not my voice. It's His

He always tends to speak to me in a moment I don't expect Him. Those moments where it is simply life. I wasn't talking to Him. I wasn't doing anything but concentrating on getting my little family home safely. 

Those tiny mundane moments. 

Those moments that do not seem to hold much value. 

Those moments that just seem to be the time that holds you over to the next thing. 

You are exactly where you are meant to be. 

I couldn't help it. My eyes began to fill with tears. 

As a mom I am constantly wondering if I am doing what I should be doing, if I am doing what God has called me to do, if I am simply doing enough

I chase kids.

I pick up lost snacks on the floor. 

I pick up the insane amount of toys that speckle our floors daily. 

I wash the dishes. Sometimes more than once a day.

I fold the laundry that has been sitting in baskets for days. 

I change the diapers. 

I discipline when the kids act out.

I put on a cartoon when I haven't had a moment to sit down to just relax. 

I budget. Daily. 

I drink the same cup of coffee all day long. 

I dance with my little girl in the middle of the day. 

I have a moment of panic when I realize my husband will be home for the day soon and I haven't even thought about supper. 

I help my son pull up his underwear after going on the "big boy potty". 

I hurry and defrost something in the microwave to cook for supper so we will not go over budget ordering yet another pizza. 

I get lost in all of this throughout the day. 

I get lost in the busyness of life. 

I get lost in motherhood. 

I order all the books I should read. All the books that would provide me with advice and wisdom on living life with God and motherhood. 

They never get read. 

At the end of the day I want to pass out. 

You are exactly where you are meant to be. 

This was confirmation and grace. 

Sometimes you feel as if you haven't been given something great enough or worthy enough of Him

You are mistaken. 

God gave you children. 

He gave you life.

Live it. 

After my brief moment of tears and an acceptance of realizing what I am doing is enough, I turned on the radio. 

The end of a song was playing.

All I heard was...

Amen.

Amen. 

I'm Alive.

I'm Alive.

Because He Lives. 

As we celebrate the life, death and resurrection of our Lord this weekend I felt this was a message God wanted to give me for myself and to share. 

What Jesus did on that cross was mighty. 

What Jesus did on that cross was for us. 

What Jesus did after the cross, what Jesus did when He rose from the grave, what Jesus did when He gave His life for us was allow us to be alive. We have been allowed this amazing life to live it for Him. 

I'm Alive because He lives. 

I'm Alive to live for Him.

I'm Alive to do God's work. 

You are exactly where you are a meant to be. 

Moms...it's your kids. 

You are doing enough. 

You are enough.

You are exactly where you are meant to be. 






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