This weekend I was contemplating that this is not the life I had envisioned for myself and my family, but this is the life for which the Lord made and gifted me. That same day, Seth Keshel shared this on Truth Social.
It took me a long time to fully realize and appreciate that I am not wired like other women. I don’t think like most women. I don’t interact with information and truth like most women. But God made me this way for a reason. Because of that, I have both a compulsion and a joy in doing that for which I have been created.
In Chariots of Fire, Eric Liddell spoke of feeling God’s pleasure when he ran because God made him fast. Eric used that gift to God’s glory for a season and then moved on to other ways God wanted to use him (missionary, etc.).
God has given me a burden for women and the truth. I cannot escape using it, even if there are moments I might want to. I was born for the storm in which we find ourselves. Are there moments and hours and days of calm in my life? Yes. There can even be many days in a row that are a bit more calm. I make the most of those calm days and am thankful for them. But even during those times, I know that I have a part to play in the storm.
There will not be calm or peace in this country for some time. How long, I do not know. Accepting that and adjusting our sails to the stormwinds is the best option we have. None of us are going to completely escape this ongoing storm. We can only decide how to ride it out and harness it in our individual lives as God leads.
“I was born for the storm, and a calm does not suit me.”
Andrew Jackson, Seventh President of the United States of America