Here is my answer to the question in my last post, “What is God saying to me?”.
A little over a week ago, I began studying the book of Mark. Having just come back from the Catalyst conference, leadership was the subject on my mind. So as I was reading Mark, I looked for some of the leadership and character qualities in Jesus and observed the way He interacted with people.
As I read Mark 1, I was astounded at all that jumped out at me- things that were distinct and profound. I’ve camped on that one chapter for over a week now because I feel like He’s still speaking to me through it. Yes, just one chapter!
Here’s just one (of the seven) things that spoke to me.
Confident & Clear Message- What struck me was Jesus’s confidence in speaking to people. Have you ever noticed that Jesus was a pretty confident guy? He didn’t seem to ever struggle with wondering if He said the right thing at the wrong time, or the wrong way, or worried about offending someone. I think He was so confident because He knew what his message was and He stayed focused on it.
Check out the verse below.
Mark 1:15 says, “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Turn away from your sins and believe the good news!”
I’ve noticed that the times I feel insecure are the times I lose sight of my purpose. When life gets overwhelming and I feel defeated, it is easy to forget what it’s all about- why I’m here and what my calling is. And I’m not just talking about role and position (wife/mom/pastor’s wife). I mean what is the message He wants me to share with my life.
This got me thinking. What am I passionate about? What is my life message? What is unique to me- my personality, my pain, my weaknesses, my strengths that God can use to reach others with His message.
Those are the questions I’m wrestling with and working through. I’ve got some answers, and in time, I will share those here. For now I’m going to keep reading Mark 1 and let God keep speaking.
Do you have a life message? I’d love to hear it.