Even though I am not a mother, I have often wondered how would children affect what the Lord has put on my heart to do. Sadly, our society has tried to exclude mothers from serving the Lord and downplayed their influence in this matter.
Shontell Brewer, the author of Missionary Mom: Embracing the Mission Field Right Under Your Roof, has a lot to say about this topic. Like many of women, she struggled with guilt and feeling like she’s not ‘doing enough.’
So, what did I think about this book? I laughed … and cried. I was encouraged and inspired. It made me realise that we are where we are because God wants us here. His plan is always perfect and we can (and have to) serve Him no matter what mission field He has given us.
Like Shontell, I’ve often want the Lord to tell me exactly what His plan for my life is. The book, however, reminded me that I don’t need to know — He does. I just need to trust that He will guide me.