Ever have a very important conversation and after it’s over you hash over everything that was said? Or think ‘I should have said this, and I should have mentioned that’?

Not only does it happen in conversations, I know I’m guilty of it in my writing.

Did I get my point across?

Did I come across as unkind or harsh?

It’s a risk I take when I open my mouth, put pen to paper, or click my keypad writing a blog post.

So, I put words out there, praying as I talk or write!

My most recent post gave me food for thought. It will be helpful to first read the post to understand this one.

I think after 31 years of wifedom, is that a word? and in the trenches mothering, I can safely say it has been and is my calling. But it is “a” calling and not “the” calling of women. How often have I heard it said or read in a book that motherhood is the highest of callings?

Isn’t our highest calling to follow Jesus no matter what our particular roles as women? I don’t agree that a woman’s highest calling is to be a wife and mother. What about the single women who may not marry? Or those who find themselves single again? Or the women who are unable to have children? Are they less in God’s sight because they are not married or have children?

I don’t think so.

I read throughout the gospels that Jesus said to

…follow me.

More specifically, take up your cross and follow me and I will make you fishers of men. The New Testament is filled with what my calling as a follower of Christ should look like,

that my purpose as a woman, or any follower of Jesus,  is to be conformed to the image of my Savior. (Romans 8:29)

Whether I’m a married or single, a mother or not, worker at home or out of the home I am called to

“let my light shine before men….giving glory to God.”( Matthew 5:16)

Where is your light shining today?