I ordered a footstool and I ordered a yellow one to match my grey and yellow home office theme. However, when it arrived, I was so disappointed to see that it was a beige colour. 😞
It was so ordinary looking and not anywhere near the vibrant colour I had wanted.
I went to dispose of the box that it came in (as I had made up my mind to keep the footstool and get it re-upholstered) and I realised there was something else inside. It was a small package, that I would have missed, had I not looked closely.
Eh? What’s this? I thought. 👀
I pulled it out and opened it and it unfolded into a glorious yellow colour. It was the cover for the footstool!
It was like pulling out gold! 🙌 🙌 🙌
And this got me thinking….
PERHAPS, YOUR LIFE DOESN’T LOOK LIKE YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD BY NOW?
You wanted a vibrant life – like the yellow I ordered but instead you are living a beige life.
So many of you are living a live ordinary when you could be living a life amazing.
In the middle of marriage and motherhood, YOU HAVE LOST A SENSE OF WHO YOU REALLY ARE and that makes you feel ordinary and not at all confident about yourself and what you can do, outside of these roles.
You can’t see the beauty of the uniqueness that is you.
Your kids have grown, and your husband has his job and career…but what about you? You poured so much into your family and in doing so, buried your own dreams and part of yourself, as it felt selfish to want more.
You have forgotten that you are a whole person outside of being a wife and mother and you feel a bit lost as to what to do now.
Well, don’t despair, because like me pulling out the yellow cover, which I likened to pulling out gold, you too have gold inside.
You too have the potential for something vibrant. 🦸♀️
You may, like me and the box, have to look more closely but I assure you, you do have treasure inside. 👀
It’s not too late to uncover the amazing gifts, talents, passion, dreams and experience, that are within you, waiting like gold to ‘cover the footstool and be beautiful, whilst serving a unique purpose’ so to speak, something outside of marriage and motherhood.
One of my greatest gifts, is being able to pull out the nuggets of gold from those who have lost a sense of who they really are, those who have tied their worth to their roles, like wives and mothers, and showing them the amazing gifts and talents that they have, with which to impact not just their families but the world around them, in the powerful and positive way that God intended. 👑
Putting the yellow cover on my footstool, transformed it completely.
When you are truly living the purpose God has for you, you will be transformed – from beige to yellow (gold), from ordinary to amazing.