Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It Served It's Purpose

Early this year my Sweetie bought a house as an investment, in other words, to flip. Truthfully, it wasn't the investment he thought it would be. We barely broke even on the deal but....I am thankful we didn't go in the hole. It certainly looked like that was going to happen. Anyway, what has that to do with this lid or as the title says "It served it's purpose"? My Sweetie found this lid around that house and rather than throwing it away (as he did the rest of the stuff around the house), he thought I could use it. Well, it didn't fit any of my pots and if it did I don't think I would use it in my cooking since like "dirty hands" I don't know where that lid has been. Seriously, the other part of this lid is missing, and that is the pot that it belonged to. Apparently, the lid had served it's purpose since it was left behind by the previous homeowners (Or, maybe they have a pot in their new home but can't locate the lid that goes with it). What good can a lid be with out the pot? What purpose can it serve now that it has been separated from it's main part? Most people would throw it away (or leave it behind) if it didn't fit something else, if it no longer served it's purpose. I have seriously thought about this as I studied the lid; what can I use it for? I do have a use for it and I will be showing it to you soon. It's in my studio on my table going through a transformation.

I feel like this in God's hands. I think I am on His studio table, being transformed. When we moved to this area, I felt used up. I had been working in a church trying to make a difference, serving where I could, being part of the Body of Christ in action. I suffered through some criticism that deeply hurt but I continued to work and do what I felt called to do. When we moved from that area to where we are now, all I wanted to do was hide. I needed a rest and needed to refuel. But, the past couple of years I have begun to feel like I am a lid without it's pot. I began to wonder about my purpose. What am I suppose to do. A few months ago, I began to once again feel the stirrings of purpose. I'm not looking for a big awesome purpose but simply to fit where God wants me. Where I find God has "fit" me is...into a family, into a community, into a work environment. These are areas where I can serve people, maybe not serve in a big awesome way where the world takes notice, but in a small way where one person at a time will notice and where a difference will be made.

Stay tuned to see what has happened this piece that has "served it's purpose" in one area but will be transformed for another purpose.

7 comments:

basketsbyrose said...

That lid that you are finding a new use for, will also help you in finding your new purpose. Listen to the good Load and he will guide you.

TheCrankyCrow said...

I think we all go through those patches in your life....part of our journey here I suppose. Can't wait to see what you have planned for that lid....Happy Wednesday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Thank you for this post. Sometimes our purpose is just to influence one person who then goes on to influence many others and then maybe the world! Don't ever forget the world needs all the good people it can find!

lilraggedyangie said...

Cant wait to see the purpose of the lid and I hope it helps you , with God's guidance find your purpose! have a great evening! Thanks for sharing ! hugs and prayers lilraggedyangie

Angie Berry said...

I know girl, I know what you mean. I was faithfully serving and was criticized one too many times so I stepped away for awhile. In that time off I realized that I am to suffer as Christ suffered. I needed to learn to not let those critics affect my purpose. Now I am back to serving again and it feels so good and peaceful to be where God wants me to be! Praying for you!

Vicky said...

Service to others is the best way to 'lose' ourselves (our problems, negative thoughts, etc.) and yet truly 'find' our purpose! It's always worked for me as it seems to do for you, too! Can't wait to see what you've done with the lid!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Carol said...

That's the way I feel Willa. God has put me where I belong and I'm happy with that place. I put my trust in Him.
I know you'll transform that lid and give it a new life and a new purpose :o)
Hugs~Carol

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