What Do You Want to Be?

Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works in man's behalf!
Psalm 66:5

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" Hannah (then 2) cocked her head to right and smiled up at us with the anticipation of our answer. My husband answered first.

"I already am grown up. I'm an accountant. I take care of people's money."

Hannah threw her arms over her stomach belly laughed and pronounced, "Daddy, next time pick something fun."

Over the years my girls have wanted to be veterinarians, dancers, fire fighters, hair cutter girls, doctors and police girls. They may end up being none of those things but I know with certainty I don't want them to wait for adulthood to be.

What I do isn't who I am. What I most want my girls to be they can right now, today, at any age. I want them to be women madly, passionately, wildly in love with God. 

When great passion for God meets any job, His partnership transforms work into purpose. 

I wonder where you are today.

Are you behind a desk filling out reports?

Are you walking the floor of a retail outlet?

Are you at home washing clothes or floors?

Wherever you are, you can be. Invite God's presence into your occupation and watch Him occupy all you are to become all you can be. 

What do you want to be? I want to be His.


  1. Love your post! Brings to mind Colossians 3: 17, "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." And...3 John 4: "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." Amen and Amen.

    1. Oh, Donna, love those nuggets of truth today. Thank you for flooding my heart with those this morning! Just what I needed!

  2. Simply lovely and inspiring! SO happy I got to meet you last weekend! Today, I want to just BE. I want to be right where I'm at fully... thanks Shannon! :) ~ Blessings from Maine, Amy

    1. So do I. I want to be in His presence, be in His word and just be with Him.


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