A lovely realization

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.

3 thoughts on “A lovely realization

  1. Hilary on

    I love this Maryanne! And I feel the same way as you do. Love ya!

  2. Ok, that is so weird, I saw my name with almost my exact same comment.
    Are we the same person?
    Is that possible?
    Does that Hilary need a nap right now? Because i totally do. 🙂

  3. Jessica on

    Hillarys, you are funny. 🙂

    Maryanne, that was beautiful. Sometimes I love what I am doing. I know that this is the most important job and exactly what I was born to do but somedays I am looking at the greener grass. Being a mom is wonderful and really there is nothing I would rather do. Ever. It is beautiful. It’s a beautiful thing.

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