I read about this Do-Be-Do concept in this book a few weeks ago and it has been swimming in my head ever since:
Do what God has called me to do today.
Be who God has called me to be.
Do the distinct and bold work God has specifically designed for me to do before I die.
Am I doing what God has called me to do today in my family and church?
Am I becoming more like Christ each and every day?
Today God is calling me to know Him more and to get it through my thick head that I have value because He created me, not because of what I can do. Today God is calling me to be a loving wife and mother. Today God is also calling me to be a friend, sister, daughter, aunt, church volunteer, and neighbor.
Today, I will be grateful for the callings that God has made clear to me in this season. I will relish in the everyday moments and not beg God for more distractions. And although I may not be able to see past the endless to-do list or on-going sickness that has infested our home like the plague, I will remember that I am anointed for this. For this time and this season, I am anointed. For diaper changes, for never ending laundry, for leading alongside my husband at our campus, for bedtime stories, for dealing with temper tantrums, for encouraging my husband, for inviting my neighbors to church....for all of this...I am anointed.
I am reminded that it is through the day to day grind that God is molding my character so that one day I can complete the distinct work he has designed me to do hand in hand with Him.
And tomorrow when I find myself secretly wishing for a more "grand" role...I will remember DO-BE-DO.