Why are you called to create content for the mainstream audience? This question haunted me for days. I stared at the blank screen and blinking cursor. I had no idea how to answer this question. Through, Red Chair Moments, I have been chronicling my walk with the Lord for three years. Yet, I felt completely inept to answer this question.
I needed to think. I needed God to speak. I needed to run. I laced up my tennis shoes and started down my usual three mile course. God met me on the pavement and whispered these two words: Me too.
As a wife and mom, I struggle with balancing life. I am part of what I call the “Taffy Generation.” I am pulled in the direction of work, raising kids, giving my man the attention he deserves, and helping our aging parents. Can you relate? Me too.
I don’t have it all together. I am short tempered and yell more than I should. I even yelled at my kids this morning. I smash the snooze button, when I should be praying. I ate three pieces of birthday cake in one day and wonder why my jeans are tight. If I’m not careful social media makes me feel like a loser mom. I drink entirely too much coffee and not enough water. Last night we ate cereal for dinner. I desperately need God’s grace every day.
Those two simple words are my answer. I am qualified to write about God’s grace, because I rely upon it daily. On paper, I am the most unqualified person for God’s assignment to write. I’ve never taken a class in writing. I don’t hold an English degree. As a pharmacist, I am more comfortable discussing the bacteria in a patient’s colon than the semicolons in punctuation. As a wife and mom, I struggle with balancing life and keeping God’s number one commandment “Have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). God’s grace is the axis for my writing. Everything rotates around His never ending grace.
We each have our struggles. I don’t have to pretend to have it all together, instead I rely on the One who does. Perhaps, someone else is saying, “Me too!”
Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart…
not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.
(2 Corinthians 4:16-18, MSG)