Well it’s finally here – the first blog contest on TwaddleMeNot! Lately I’ve been thinking about how difficult it can sometimes be to cheerfully go about the work God has set before me. Usually in those difficult times I find that I’ve forgotten the purpose in all I do. I know that wifehood and motherhood is a high and blessed calling, but I often need to be reminded of that when I’m "in the trenches" of diapers, runny noses, sin issues and other such day-to-day things. Proverbs 29:18 says "Where there is no vision the people perish; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he." I know the Bible beautifully shows the "vision" of our lives: of motherhood, of sainthood. But I have often wanted to write a mission statement for my life that sort of encapsulates the beauty of the calling God has given me. We all have a unique part in God’s perfect plan, but we mothers have so many of the same missions day to day that I think we could all be blessed by being reminded of WHY we do this. So I decided to challenge myself to write a mission statement for my life. Would any of you like to join me?
Here’s the fun part. For some reason this all inspired me to have a contest. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. One little comment and you will officially be entered in my contest (which will be a random drawing from a hat.)
But if you’d like to be entered thrice – yep, your name would go in the hat three times – please leave a comment with your personal mission statement as well. I’m sure we could all be so blessed reading eachother’s vision statements, and I’d really like to bless someone through this contest.
Knowing the true purpose in our lives, I was thinking about the pearl of great price (I know, I go through a lot of mental gymnastics!), so as a prize for this contest, the winner may choose their favorite pearl necklace, earring set or bracelet – whatever one piece of jewelry you like best- from the ones on this page. I shall leave the contest open for about two weeks, and choose a winner on the 14th, so as to provide a fun Valentine surprise for someone! Oh, and please feel free to enter whatever your station in life – it’s not just moms who need to be reminded of their purpose in God’s plan! We all are such needed parts of His body and I’d be so blessed to read all of your hearts as to God’s call on your life right now!
I hope this is something you might be blessed by, and if nothing else, I would love to challenge each of us to write down why we do what we do, so that we can read it when we are discouraged, and perhaps God will use it to bring us new energy for our blessed calling. I pray you’re all blessed this day as you go about His work in your days!