As I was getting into the check-out line at the grocery store today, the cover of Oprah caught my eye. (That magazine ALWAYS tempts me. ALWAYS.) The main headline-y thingie said something along the lines of “Find Out What You Were Born to Do”. There was a time in my life when I would have snatched it up based on that alone. I love quizzes, especially those intended to shed light on my deeply meaningful purpose in life. But today, I looked at that cover, and my first thought was, “I’m doing what I was born to do. Right now.” I’m being a wife, a mom, raising two little crazy people the best I can, trying to help those around me, trying to improve myself and move forward. And that, really, is what I’m here to do. Sure, writing a book would be nice, but that’s not why I’m here. Sure, I could apparently be an engineer, architect, or physician (so sue me, I went to Oprah.com and took the tests. Apparently I’m really strong in structural visualization. I remember that I scored really high on that when the Army recruiter people came and tested us in high school too. Although, I scored pretty high on everything else too. I can be ANYTHING!) but again, that’s not why I’m here.
And that’s a really nice realization. I heard it worded once that we all need to figure out what our ministry is meant to be here on Earth. I LOVE that. Who am I supposed to minister to – not what huge amazing world changing thing am I supposed to do. Because ministering to the people around you can be pretty world changing.