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What I have to offer

I often catch myself in the lie that I have nothing to offer.

A lot of that insecurity comes from not yet having children. So I find myself left out of so much. There’s a whole world of parenting, mom blogs, personal connections, events…that I’m neglected by because I don’t have children.

Parenting advice can be “a dime a dozen” but it’s also treasured real estate in the market of people’s minds because people are so desperate for that information and connection.

But I have no mom tips on how to make your kids eat their veggies. Or get them to sleep at night. Or how to keep your sanity when you have a child at your feet screaming their head off.

The empty desire of wanting a child can be isolating. That isolation leads to the lie that I have nothing to offer.

But that’s a what? L-I-E.

It’s a lie because I’m living and breathing and that means that I have a story.  

And God uses stories to change the world.

My story…it offers hope for those in waiting. And encouragement that God can bring something good from something bad happening in your life.

My story assures you that He knows the desires of your heart.

It reminds you that His timing is perfect.

And I know that the beauty that he will design from your ashes is more than you could ever fathom. 

I can assure you that when you allow yourself to be used by God, your story will change the world.

And even during the waiting time – your “in the meantime” – he is using that time to grow and cultivate you to become the amazing person he has destined you to be.

That “meantime,” the journey to our desired destination, is not in vain. 

There are great things happening behind the scenes while you wait.

God is so good.

God is so faithful.

And that’s what my story has to offer.

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This post was inspired as I’m writing my book, Waiting for Grace. “Finding grace for in the meantime” has become the theme throughout the book…understanding the purpose, fruits, and foes of the times we have to wait on a promise to be fulfilled in our lives.

I’m so excited where God has taken my heart with this book. It’s become something more than I could ever imagine and it has created huge visions in my heart for this message.

I hope you’ll stick around as I continue to share my heart with you about this project.

  • Aaron - Love this post babe. We are where God wants us. He is using us right where we are and your voice is loud, strong and so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Christine - We all have something to offer the world. My day is always a bit brighter when I get to see you!ReplyCancel

  • Kyla - Oh, Hannah! This post makes me feel grieved by your hurts AND so proud of you at the same time. I know God feels the same, in a bigger way than I could ever imagine.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Bishop - I can’t wait for your book! This post was great!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Conway Fleisher - I needed to hear this. I too do not have children of my own and so often feel that I have nothing to offer. Thanks for the reminderReplyCancel

  • Carol Conway Fleisher - That we are so much more. I look forward to reading you book when it is ready.I’d be happy to review it on my blog as well. Keep up the great work. God blessReplyCancel

  • Mary Martha Primerano - Very encouraging post! Thanks Hannah!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Conway Fleisher - My comments are out of order. I’m not sure how that happened. LolReplyCancel

  • Hannah Bunker - Writer, Blogger, Photographer - I’m so glad this spoke to you at just the right time, Carol. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Bunker - Writer, Blogger, Photographer - Thanks Amanda. 🙂 I appreciate it. 🙂ReplyCancel

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