Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hey Girlfriends is that your spot?

Hello friends! How are you today? I hope from Monday’s blog we all have taken some time to slow down and truly think about what we are doing and why. I would like to ‘piggy back’ onto the blog post from Monday and ask,

Hey Girlfriend is that your spot?

Think about all the different things you are doing?

Seriously make a list if you need to.


Your job, (now for some of us its not something we can submit a resignation to…that whole mom/wife thing isn’t up for quitting, sorry Girlfriends!)

President of the PTO.

Sunday School Teacher.

Water Aerobics Teacher.

Book Club Leader.

Small Group Facilitator.

Women’s Ministries Leader.

Soccer Coach.

Speaker/Writer.

Girl Scout Leader.

Classroom Aid.

Volunteer of Everything!



Now look back over the list you just made. Make some notes right next to what you listed and answer the questions below. Please know friends I am doing this right along with you!

Why are you doing what you are doing?

How is your attitude when doing said task/job/position?

Do you enjoy it?

Now please don’t get me wrong, we all have things we need to do, or sometimes have to do because we are supposed to be “mature” girls, but I really want us to think about this. I am asking these same questions of myself,


Are you spot filling?

Are you doing it ‘because no one else is doing it, and it won’t get done if I don’t do it’?

Am I taking someone else’s spot?

Have you been guilted into filling that spot?

Are you a people pleaser?

Is it on your good girl Christian checklist?

Are you trying to earn yourself some extra credit Jesus points?


Girlfriends just what if some of the things, or maybe all of the things on our list are keeping us from something?

What Happens When Women Say No

To spot filling?

I have recently read Cure for the Common Life: Living in your Sweet Spot by Max Lucado, this is a terrific book. I highly recommend it…it will help to cure you of spot filling and direct you right to the purpose He has for you!

Do you know your strengths? Weaknesses? What do you like to do? What has always been your passion?

Are you living in your sweet spot?

The very place God created you to live.

My sweet spot doesn’t look like yours, and that’s okay. This right here girlfriends would help us all quit playing the comparison game!

Friends will you join me today in trusting that He doesn’t just have a spot for you, no rather He has a very purposeful hand picked sweet spot with your name on it.

May we grab His hand and know He will lead us to it!

It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone. Ephesians 1:11 (The Message)

7 comments:

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Nichole!

I been there done that! I'm finished spot filling.

I'm a vessel for God and I'm listening for my next step. God's purpose has nothing to do with Worldly activities. We get too busy with that "good Christian girl" list instead of focusing on what God's purpose for us is.

Blessings!

From the Heart said...

Good post.

Irritable Mother said...

Am I a people pleaser?
Oh, did you ever pin me with that question!
Yes, I am. And by the grace of God I am learning to not just fill spots - in order to please people. He is growing the desire in me to be who HE wants me to be, regardless of what I think other people expect.
It is free-ing, and it is sweet.
Very sweet.
So glad for a friend like you, with whom I can run this marathon!

Sue J. said...

Satan has a way of dangling the most "perfect" carrots in front of my face--fits my spiritual gift profile, fits in my schedule (if I cram it in here...), it's "good", etc.

And, inevitably, I'll get into it and realize that it was not "good" because it stretched me/stole me away from something else that my gut/Holy Spirit called me to do.

I am much better at not spot-filling, and feeling at peace with leaving opportunities open, but I'm not better, yet, at saying "no" when lots of positive persuaders say "yes". God needs to be the only "yes" One.

Lori said...

I'm clinging to Him, in hopes of pleasing my Father, not those around me! The people-pleaser in me keeps trying to poke out, but as long as I keep praising and thanking Him and keeping myself filled to the brim with His Spirit, He wins. Lord, keep showing me the steps you desire of me. It's You I want to know and please.

Hugs, Nichole! Thank you for always turning us back to Him!
Lori- AZ

Runner Mom said...

Yes m'am! I'm a people pleasing, just say yes to almost everything gal! How did you know??? This really made me think! I truly am learning how to say "no!" It's not easy. But I have to if God wants me to say yes to other things. Thanks so much for this great post!

Hugs!
Susan

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

OH, sister, I have done this very thing. Spot filling indeed!

I pray that this coming year finds me doing what the Lord wills for my life. I aim to please Him in all I do.

Love to you - Beth