Then Jesus explained, “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.”
~ John 4:34
I’m not a mom but I have a dog, and I work with 10-15 teens 40 hours a week, so that must count for something right? My job is hard. I see and hear some of the worst abuse cases. I often receive the backlash from the kids that flows from the abuse they receive from their parents. A lot of times, I go home in tears.
My heart aches for these teens, but deep down I know that God has them right where He wants them, and the same goes for me in working with them. Some people think I’m crazy for working in my profession.
When you use the words “teenagers” and “abuse” in the same sentence you tend to get a lot of raised eyebrows. In the end though, it doesn’t matter how crazy or exhausting or hard my job is. Even in the most tiring moments my heart always feels so full because I am doing what God has called me to do.
It doesn’t matter what your passion or calling is. Are you a mom? A teacher? A nurse? Every single job and passion is equally important, so embrace it, friend. God gave it to you for a reason.
It’s those moments when we put everything we have into a particular person, job, or hobby that we fully understand those words in John 4:34. You see Jesus had a job, and that job is what kept Him going, even through His death.
It may have been hard but every single time He healed someone and gave them the gift of salvation, He was nourished, and that’s exactly how He created us to live our lives.
I love teenagers.
I love the ones that are rough around the edges and hard to deal with.
Every day that I hear my name “Mrs. Lovelle” over a thousand times and come home in tears wanting to pull my hair out, I know that being involved in their lives is exactly where God wants me to be. Today I am encouraging you to find your sweet spot. God has given you one, so be involved in it as much as you can.
– Lovelle Gerth Myers
P.S. if you aren’t sure what God’s called you to do then I would highly recommend the Strengths Finder Test and the Myers Briggs test. They both helped me find my “sweet spot” and it really showed me that some of the things I didn’t think were so good about myself actually are an asset in the Kingdom of Heaven.