Daily Delight

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

I am a full time nanny. In other words, I am a mom for eleven hours a day, five days a week. I wake up before it’s light outside and wait in the heat during prime traffic hours to get home.  I am constantly saying “No”, “Please don’t do that”, "No, we can’t write on the beds with markers”, “No hitting”, "No grabbing”, "Be nice please", and so forth.  I say those words probably more than any other. I am tired, I am weary, and will never again judge a mom for losing it with a screaming child in Target. In public is the first time you’ve seen the child throw a fit, but the mom has probably seen it five other times that same day. 

I wish I could say nannying is my only obligation, but it isn’t. Usually, everything I don’t get done during the week gets pushed to the weekend. In other words, during my break I work. Sometimes I wonder why I couldn’t just have a normal, relaxing summer. I get frustrated and bitter easily because I let my flesh’s emotion take over. 

Sometimes we miss God in the normal aspects of lives; our social life, our jobs, school, and other activities. But He is in all of those. He has us there for a reason and all we have to do is seek His face in all of it.  

My heart says of you, "Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. -Psalms 27:8 (NIV)

I love the Message’s version as well: When my heart whispered, “Seek God,” my whole being replied, “I’m seeking him!”

I encourage you and all your being, to seek God’s face in every aspect of your life. He is always there, waiting for us to find Him and to call out to Him. When I am run down and exhausted, I can step back and look at the bigger picture of things. If I can see His purpose, then I will have the strength to compete the task He has given me.

It took me a couple weeks to grasp the  concept of being a nanny. For so long, I tried to do what I do on my own will and strength and I quickly learned I could not. I took a step back and began to view my nannying not as much as my job but as my mission field. I started praying for my girls and introducing them to worship songs. It blew me away at how many questions they had. I walked away in awe of how God was going to use me in their precious lives. Now I have more energy than before and more patience than I could ever imagine. 

I sought Him and He responded.

So now it’s your turn. Seek His face in the hard and confusing times in life and change your perspective. Let the Lord consume you instead of the flesh. Stop trying to accomplish things, even simple normal tasks, on your own. Instead let God fill you up and ride the waves with Him. The outcome will blow your mind.  

{photo: @hannahrosebrasseur}

About the Author

Christian Fisher is eighteen years old and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. However, her heart lies wherever there are tall skyscrapers and sidewalks overflowing with people. Her first love is her Lord and Savior. She has given Him her every move and waits on Him daily to whisper into her heart (even though sometimes it sounds more like a roar). Christians second love is coffee, preferably in a cozy café with towers of Bible commentaries spread out on the top of the table. Christian is a bit sassy but passionate in spreading the love of God to everyone she encounters.


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