Super powers? Not a chance. Yes, I am the homeschooling mom of 15 children, but there is truly nothing special about me.
Here I am shopping, or banking, or at church…
I am having a fine conversation with someone; we are discussing the weather or the Lord or any number of things, until…she finds out that I have 15 children and I am homeschooling all of them.
Things close down, shut off, and she tunes out.
“You must have something I don’t,”
I sense the intimidation, the defensiveness, the judgement, the sense of “lack”of something on her part,
“because I could never do what you are doing.”
And on those days I can actually get my words together I want to say,
“Listen, please, dear lady. I am not some super-human!”
You see, when I married my husband I was full of fear, a real clutz most days, had a well-developed habit of in-grown self-pity, and walked around with a little bit of bitterness.
Guess what I had going for me?–Jesus! And I knew the only option for me was to trust Him.
While it is true that God doesn’t make junk, I need Him to “activate” what He had created. Kind of like this computer; no matter what sorts of fancy software, apps, etc. it has on board, if it’s not hooked up so some electricity it’s not even useful as a coaster.
So, that’s what He does for me every day. He takes what He has created and energizes it, He gives me life and wisdom and a heart to serve Him by loving and caring for others.
Sometimes this means that I bake muffins and put on bandaids with a loving flourish, and sometimes it means that I am taking the time and energy to correct someone. This is how I “do it all”–just one thing at a time, one day at a time, one project at a time, sending little prayers up to heaven and listening intently.
The only thing I have more than someone else is more of a “need” for God.
Lord I thirst for You,
Like a man in a desert needs water to drink.
And I cling to You,
Like a drowning sailor
Trying not to sink.
Everyone and anyone can do this job–if they have the life of God within them.
Do you have the life of God in you?