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A Woman’s Place.

“A woman’s place is wherever God calls her.”

Alli Worthington’s words screamed at me from across my screen this week as I sat scrolling through Instagram. I ended up sharing it on my own Instagram page. Afterward, a very dear friend of mine confided in me that she had been struggling lately with her purpose, and she thanked me for sharing Alli’s encouraging words. 

That dear friend of mine got me thinking, and ever since she shared that struggle with me, all I’ve heard the Lord whisper this week is purpose

Where does a woman’s purpose truly lie? 

I have shared in this same struggle of finding my purpose, and I will be honest with you, Sis, I still have moments where I wish with all my might I could go back to my college years and major in what I know I love to do now. Personally, I think it’s a little unrealistic to expect eighteen-year-olds to know precisely what they want to do with the rest of their lives. I can remember being sixteen when people started to ask me that question. I stumbled and floundered for an answer and settled on these options for a little while…

Veterinarian… I love animals! 

Flight attendant… I love to travel!

Beautician… I love doing hair and makeup! 

Then, when I felt God calling me to Grace College at seventeen, and I still had no idea what I wanted to do, I settled on the idea of becoming a counselor. I loved to give advice, and I loved helping and teaching people, so why not give it a try? I have such great respect for those in the mental health field, and we need them enormously, but there was still one thing missing that kept me from jumping all the way in. 

Passion. 

I wanted to find passion in my purpose. I lacked direction, and I became so focused on what I was supposed to do with the rest of my life that I missed out on falling in love with the life that I was already living. I was missing out on the miracle of God’s presence in my every day because I was distracted by the lie that to add value to the world, I had to find my purpose

Well, Sis, I had a revelation this week, and I hope that these words encourage you if you’re struggling with finding purpose in your own life. 

You were purposed to live each and every day walking in step with your Creator and allowing Him to add value to the world through you.     

So…

To the stay at home mommas…

To the working mommas…

To the single woman aching for companionship…

To the married woman searching for a purpose beyond her spouse…

To the woman who hears God’s plan for her life clearly…

And to the woman who is struggling to find purpose in her everyday…

You have so much value to add to this world because Jesus lives in you, and He didn’t create you on accident. God created you with purpose and intention. You know what else? You are worthy of pursuing every dream you carry in your heart. You are allowed to fail and try new things. And most importantly… 

You have the power to find purpose and passion right where you are because Jesus sits with you. 

He is the One who gives your life meaning and value. There is purpose in this day because you woke up this morning with breath in your lungs. It’s time to stop believing the lie that you’ve missed out on your calling. It’s time to stop looking back and wishing you would’ve chosen something else or had known something then that you know now. You are not falling behind, and you have not missed out on anything. 

You are right where you are supposed to be. You have something to add to the world that Jesus wants to let shine forth through you so you can turn around and point it right back to Him.  

Because – as Allie Worthington reminded me this week –  a woman’s place is wherever God calls her. And you, my friend, were created for such a time as this… for such a time as right now.  (Esther 4:14).

Xoxo,

I'm a 25-year-old, Enneagram 8, coffee obsessed, Jesus loving girl with an amazing husband of four years and two very cute (but very ornery) furbabies. I strive to live a life governed by grace with a deep understanding of how crazy beautiful, hard, and messy life can be. My prayer is that each time you visit my little corner of the internet, you will walk away with the truth of how Jesus sees you; beautifully broken, radically redeemed & fiercely loved.

One Comment

  • Leah

    Absolutely amazing sweet friend!! I pray this is such encouragement for those who read it, as it was for me!!! I love you so dearly & you mean so much to me. Needed this reminder again today & teared up reading! xx – L

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