I started out with the idea that being a help to all work at home moms was what I was supposed to do.
I researched, bought a domain name, bought a website, built said website from scratch, and set out to make a difference. I made the facebook world my own by making my fan page and gathering fans to me like my own little flock. I began to feel conflicted though, that what I was doing wasn’t exactly what I was supposed to be doing.
Time carries on so quickly and I fell behind in being the “help” I set out to be. But the Lord is gracious. I lost some of my “flock” back into the facebook world and I thought that that meant I was a failure. I began to believe that the number of fans dictates who I am. I began to doubt that my idea of helping was really what I was supposed to be doing. Helping, comes in so many forms, which is something I am just starting to realize.
Helping is another way to say serving, therefore when I thought about setting out to help others, I was looking for a way to serve others. In my haste to serve others, I was leaning unto my own understanding of the term, forgetting that I am to First SERVE the Lord.
Psalm 100:2 says “Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing.” Not only had I forgotten to serve the Lord with all my heart, I had forgotten to do so with gladness. I began to feel as if the helping had become a chore, or rather, no more fun. Yes, the old “it’s no fun, so why so I do it?” thought had me again doubting that I was on the right track…..helping others.
After some thoughtful prayer time and the Lord bringing to light so many times lately, I began to see that I can still help others, by doing so with the Lord’s blessing. I need to be okay with who I am and who God has made me to be. Which is a woman of God that loves her Lord above all else, yearns to be a Godly “help meet” to her husband and a loving, kind and gentle home schooling mama to my three children. Never doubting that the Lord’s path is always the right, even if it isn’t always the popular one.
I want to bring joy to helping again. I want to not only help with your businesses, I want to be a blessing to you in so many other ways. I want you to know that as a mama I am in the same boat as you; I have dishes to wash, laundry to wash, dry, fold and put away, dinner to cook, and be the all around everything. I also want you to know that with everything you have, that YOU are a blessing to everyone around you. I hope to encourage you with many posts. Posts about fun DIY projects, homeschool trails and adventures, marriage encouragement, mama encouragement, recipes, blessings from the Lord, and so much more!
So, without further ado, I want to welcome you to the new and improved Mama’s Coffee Shop . . . where help is being dished out with the Lord’s blessing and where I am powered by grace and caffeine.
In His Grace.