Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Prayer Request

I'm one of those people who is never happy. Ask my husband and he will quickly agree. I am always wanting more. Not more stuff necessarily but to be more, to do more, to excel. I have always been this way. When I was in school, I worked hard to be in the top of my class. When I got my first job as a paralegal, I couldn't just be a paralegal: I had to take classes at the university and even study and pass the paralegal certification test. When I first started couponing, I couldn't just clip the newspaper coupons: I had to make a price book, pore over all the ads, run to all the stores and get the best deals, and stockpile like there was no tomorrow.

I take pride in my ambition because it opens up new opportunities for me. However, it is also Satan's way of worming into my heart and mind and making me constantly question who I am and what I'm doing. I can't sit still. I have a hard time relaxing and just being because there is always more to do.

My heart is heavy right now because I know God's plan for me is to raise my girls and love and support my husband, and yet I want to do more, to be more. For a while now, I have felt a burden on me to serve others. And while I'm not a great cook like my mom, I do enjoy preparing food for others. There's just something about the feeling you get when you know you have lightened someone's load. When you know that food was the last thing on that person's mind because they have lost a loved one or are taking care of a sick child or a new baby.

I know that God is glorified when we serve others, and I want to serve Him as He has so richly blessed me. My prayer request this week and for the weeks and months to come is for wisdom to see what God wants me to do and for courage and strength to carry out His will. Help me, Lord, to see the opportunities You lay before me to serve Your people that You may be glorified.

If you are a praying person, please pray for me like Paul did for the church at Colosse:
"For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding" (Colossians 1:9).

1 comment:

  1. Keri,
    It is so precious to hear your heart for desiring to serve others. I will pray for you to know so clearly how and when to serve those around you and to do it with a pure heart as you are desiring. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself!