Monday, November 4, 2013

Getting Started {Cauley's Journey Into Midwifery, part 6}


What should I do with my life?
So, putting our confidence in the Lord, operating according the greater context of His reality, and having Scripture as the foundation and substance of our education, how do we figure out what we're supposed to be doing with our life?

~ Proverbs 16:3 ~

"Commit your work to the LORD,
and your plans will be established.

The first question we must ask ourselves is this: what are we doing with our life now? Every single one of us have responsibilities. It is our job to figure out exactly what those responsibilities are, commit our work to the Lord and then do our job whole-heartedly!

~ Colossians 2:23 ~ 

"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

I remember when Cauley was nearing graduation last year, asking what she ought to do next. As she wrestled over this question, she examined the assets that the Lord had already given her. Was she being a good steward over the "little" she had?

My sister began striving to be even more faithful with the life God had given her then. She became more efficient at cleaning the house, more available for running errands and more avid in her study of Scripture. She investigated our bookshelves and outlined her own private post-highschool studies. She poured into the children whom she babysat and nannied.

She also responded to the instruction of her father. Once upon a time Daddy asked us all to begin using the crafting supplies we had around the home to create useful things to sell. We all began crafting at that point, but our experiment didn't last long. Last year, Cauley decided to take dominion over the upside-down craft room and get busy building inventory. Pretty soon, The Thinking Tree was born.

As she faithfully stewarded her days, our family continued to discuss what direction the Lord would have us to take. As we talked about God's Law, our respective spheres of influence, Daddy's vision, the community and the future, a dream began to take shape in Cauley's heart. She wanted to become a midwife. She timidly presented the idea to the family and was met with overwhelming support. God had established her plans.

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1 comment:

  1. Ooh! I can't wait for part 7!

    Thank you again for sharing this. I really needed to here this right now.