Believe it or not, there are days when I feel like life is passing me by. I think to myself, "I want to do something great in this life, but I'm too busy changing diapers, potty training and trying to keep something clean. When will my time come?"
Sometimes I have to step back and realize that setting the world on fire is done one day at a time, one life at a time, one moment at a time. It could be that love that I show my children that will actually change the world. It could be that God is building something in me and preparing me for the future as I am challenged by one more mess. It could be that God already knows exactly where I am and what He wants me to do. It could be that I need to learn to be content and trust God. I'm guessing the latter is exactly true.
Finding contentment in the mundane tasks of life isn't easy, but I believe that if we can learn to be content in whatever situation we are in we will be a greater influence to those around us and then God can really use us. As the Word says, "Godliness with contentment is great gain."
Teach me Lord.