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1 John 2:17

Finding purpose in the mundane
1 John 2:17

While leading a quiet life does not mean I can't have a career, it does mean I don't need recognition from others to feel valuable. Career success gave me a concrete way to measure my worth. I struggled with finding confidence in myself as a suburban mom rather than a career woman. "This world is fading away, along with everything people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever." I was guilty of silently boasting about the worldly success God had given me and still clinging to it for my self-worth. But all this time, I had not once wondered whether my life was a delight to God. Now when I consider the future direction of my life, I remind myself to pursue the things God delights in, and I remind myself, especially, that because of Christ's work on the cross, God delights in me. Adapted from TCW article, "Mission: Quiet Suburban Life" by Cathy Quock

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