In mid-January, our women’s ministry team met to discuss the coming year and how we can inspire and meet the needs of ALL women in the congregation. One question our leader, Kathy Paisley, posed was: “Who do you represent?” Wow. What a loaded question. I joined this team 10 years ago (!) when I was a young mother of a preschooler. My husband and I were a young couple. I was a stay-at-home mom. I was a daughter, a mother. We had been struggling with infertility to have our second child. I asked then: Do I have enough to add to this group?
Today, things have changed. Now I’m a mother of 2 daughters in middle school and elementary. I now work from home as part of our business, my husband and I are more of the not-so-young couple group. A few things stay the same, but the groups I represent are a bit different. Still I ask: Do I have enough to add to this group still?
As we are looking forward to planning the upcoming Women’s Retreat in May, we consider that we are women, and we hold ourselves to impossible standards. We are asking: Am I smart enough? Am I strong enough? Am I bold and brave enough? Am I capable enough? Am I kind enough? AM I ENOUGH? Our Father’s answer is always: YES. Yes, you are always enough, just as you are.
We pray that you will consider these questions and find the answer to always be yes. Consider these questions in communion with your sisters in Christ this coming May.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
When I look at the glory of Your creation,
my mind fills with admiration and my heart fills with wonder.
How could I applaud all of Your work and fail to recognize it in my own life?
Please help me to see just how precious I am to You.
That You started a good work in my heart
And You’ve promised to complete it.
May I boldly embrace each opportunity to reveal Your divine design.
This devotion was written by Melissa Abele as a way to encourage women to know, love and serve God. Prayer adapted from rachelwojo.com