my assignment. [on my heart]

I just have to praise and thank the Lord for what He’s done and doing in my life.  For the re-filling that I”m experiencing.  for the passion that has been ignited again for His Word and for prayer.  For a life of worship.  I was feeling dry yall, dry.  I felt like I had given, given, given and just had nothing left to give.  I  need to be filled back up so I can be full to overflowing.  I want Jesus to be sprinkled in every conversation I have, I want my conversations to be “seasoned with salt” as the bible says.  but when you are dry, and you aren’t really learning anything, that’s hard to do.  This is a new season, a season of refreshment.  and I am loving it.

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[thanks to my bestie Brynn for snapping this pic at Mandate of my hunny + I worshiping]

Last weekend we were in Waco for World Mandate conference.  We’ve been before, but it had been 2 years and yall this conference + weekend was AMAZING.  Powerful worship, teaching, and just a unity among the body of Christ.  It jumpstarted this filled to overflowing heart of mine.

There is something that God seems to be hammering into my spirit: literally through 3 bible teachers in the past WEEK.  It’s about our assignment.  I don’t really even know where to go from here with explaining my heart, but I am coming to grips and really enjoying this new “assignment” I have in the kingdom of God.

that assignment is being a mom to my two little ones.

I am a goer, a doer, and teacher, a leader, a participator, a server, and just an all around involved person.

but this season of raising small children does not always go with all the things I just listed.  and I am learning that that’s OK!  I don’t have to be the one serving, doing, leading, teaching in this season.  I am doing those things…JUST IN MY OWN HOME.  I had lunch with a friend who has 3 children in school + she told me she struggled with the same thing when her kids were younger.  Just wanting so desperately to be involved in all the things [church, ministry, etc] she normally is but having a hard time juggling it all.  Someone told her, and now she told me, that “Wynne, your ministry right now is around your kitchen table”.  I LOVE that.  and I know she’s right.  the time and season will come again where I am teaching high school students the bible, or leading community group, or serving more, but this time is the time to minister and lead and teach and love on my family.

God has given me this assignment, and what I learned through Christine Caine + Pricilla Schrier [both amazing woman bible teachers] is God is trusting me with the assignment He’s given me.  He is asking me to be faithful to the assignment.  and when I have been faithful, and He is calling me to a new assignment, He will come looking for me WHERE he assigned me.  so for now, to my kitchen table.  I want to be, like Gideon was, faithful to the task God has given me even when it’s hard, mundane, or when I’d rather be “doing” something else.  Pricilla asked, “what is the most mundane thing I do?”  and I’d have to say dishes, laundry, cleaning the house…she challenged us to ask ourselves if we were DOING IT FAITHFULLY.

and yall.  since then, I have had more JOY in laundry, dishes and house work.  I want to do the work God has given me.  I want to do it faithfully.  faithful in the task, great in the Kingdom.  So that’s what’s on my heart.

what “assignement” do you feel like God has given you in this season?  I challenge you to ask yourself the same questions I’m asking myself, “am I faithful in the assignment?”  

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  1. Sara says:

    Thank you for sharing this! I feel the same way about “needing to do something else”. When God called me to be a good mama and wife. It’s a big job! And I don’t give myself enough credit most days. We are all in this crazy season together!

  2. Oh yes. I’m there with you friend. Thank you for being so open and sharing your heart.

  3. Carrie says:

    I needed this today as I’ve been praying through making a huge ministry commitment that will take a lot of time away from home with my littles. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  4. Allison Petro says:

    I cannot thank you enough for this post. I have been struggling, struggling, struggling w my purpose for God. I had so many things I wanted to do–but I can’t right now. I want to teach Sunday school, go on mission trips, feed the hungry, foster a child, but I have 3 little ones and my husband works A LOT, and I am alone w my kids A LOT, and I couldn’t figure out how to do it all. But I feared I was failing God by not doing more. And this post of yours made me realize that I keep searching for other people to serve when the people I should be serving right now is my own children. I don’t want to skip out on ministering to the most important people in my life. And you are so right—it does seem so mundane sometimes but literally just realizing that I am exactly where God wants me to be makes me so much more joyful about the day to day grind of motherhood. Thank you, Wynne. I literally feel like a weight has been lifted and I can be at peace where God has put me today. I finally realize that although I kept praying for opportunities to present themselves, and they never did, well it’s because I was already exactly where God wants me to be. Praise God, and thank you Wynne. You have truly blessed me w this today.

    • Wynne says:

      Allison! wow! thank you so much for sharing your heart. you are NOT alone in this! it’s something god has been hammering into my spirit so much! our pastor is doing a series called “god moments” and he keeps saying basically don’t just think a god moment is becoming a missionary/pastor, etc {and in your case, fostering/teaching/feeding hungry/etc] but see it in your DAILY LIFE! maybe your god moment will be you doing what you normally do as a mom but doing it ALL for the glory of god! oh i’ll be praying for you! we are in this crazy journey of motherhood together my friend!

  5. Sommer says:

    Love this!! This is my heartbeat…you got this mama !!

  6. Shyanne says:

    Thank you so much! I needed this! So true!

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