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Fulfilling My Calling? (or missing the clues?)

Here's what's on my mind today: how do you know where God wants you to focus your energy? I'm talking the BIG picture here. Aside from being a good wife and mother (and all the "jobs" that fall under those two categories), how does God want me to use the rest of my time? And, maybe even more on target, how do you know if the thing you're doing is THE thing God wants you to be focusing your energies on? I guess this post is all about our calling. How do we know when we're following where He's trying to lead us?!

Why am I pondering such things today? This whole concept has been on my heart for a few months, and lately it seems to rise to the surface daily. I guess that means this is, in fact, something God is trying to guide me in. He wants my attention. (Well, He certainly has it.) I've had lots of moments lately of thinking that God has blessed me with certain gifts, and it would be silly (and even sinful) to not make use of the gifts He's give…

The Gift of Grace

It's been a few days since I last posted on here, but I've been thinking about what I wanted to say for a good week. I try to use this blog to sort out what I hear God revealing to me and hopefully in the process of posting those things, I encourage some of you as well. I've been thinking a lot lately about grace. And apparently so are lots of others, because between Facebook and the e-newsletters that I receive there has been a LOT said about grace in the last week or so. Do you struggle with receiving grace? I sure do. I realized that because I have such a hard time receiving God's grace in certain areas in my life, I then don't offer myself any grace in those areas either. Makes sense really. How can I give myself grace if I haven't first received the gift of grace that God offers me?

Have you ever looked at it quite like that before? Refusing a gift from God? I mean, come on. Have you ever heard of anything so ridiculous? It reminds me of this story I heard…