What’s distracting you from what God’s called you to do?
This was the question asked by my pastor from the pulpit.
Easy, I thought. Everything.
Immediately my brain went into overdrive, listing all the things that distracted me from writing.
Laundry. Cleaning. The Internet. Time. Obligations. My children. TV. My husband. Life. Time. Lack of time. Church responsibilities. Friends. Life. Laundry. Cooking. Grocery shopping. Time. Twitter. My emotions. Life.
I started making mental lists of all the things that distracted me and how I could better organize my life to contain or limit these distractions.
God called me to be a writer. And life distracts me from it.
My pastor continued to talk, but it wasn’t his voice I heard in my ear. My pastor’s voice was but a murmur, while a stronger, clearer voice rang through me, piercing my heart with conviction. God spoke to me as my mind whirled, stilling my thoughts with one clear statement.
Before I called you to write, I called you to be a wife and a mother.
Did I mention conviction?
Here I was, trying to figure out what I could do to limit the things that were distracting me from writing, including better management of my family, when it’s writing that’s distracting me from them.
Writing is distracting me from my first, true calling.
God has called me to write. But before that, he called me to be wife and mom.
Priorities. Calling. Being the woman God has called me to be.
I’m passionate about my family. I’m passionate about writing. God has called me to do both, but I know what the real distractions are.
Share with me: What’s distracting you from your real calling?