I start a new job today.
I'm going to be "Mary Poppins" for my best friend's youngest two siblings because their mama went Home unexpectedly in October.
I'm neither mom nor sister, but it's my job to love and care for and teach these two young teenagers in the best ways I can so that they continue to grow and so their dad has more time during the work day to provide for his family.
I woke up this morning feeling daunted.
I'm excited beyond all belief--I love these kids, and I love nannying.
But I woke up this morning staring my own weakness in the face.
On the one hand, I'm well equipped. I've got about 8 years of nannying experience under my belt, I'm a great cook, and I have a lot of confidence in these kids. But it's a new road for all of us. School, doctors, dinner, home responsibilities, spiritual growth, love and encouragement...my job bumps up against and includes all these things. It can be overwhelming to think about.
I ran myself in circles for awhile this morning before I came up short:
My inadequacy is not what matters: Jesus matters.
Walking by faith, being faithful in prayer, lifting these kids and their family and all of these responsibilities to the throne of grace daily, hourly, minute-ly. That is what matters.
This job has been on my heart for the better part of two months.
I feel called to it, and I'm so blessed that God moved us back to Atlanta, and that I have this opportunity.
Join me in prayer for these kiddos, their family and friends, and for me as I seek to show them Jesus in how I love and care for them.
Adventure well; Live fully.