Hello friends, it's Vanessa!

First off, I must say thank you to EACH one of you for following along on this My Everyday journey. Kelli & I are passionate about this series and see weekly how it continues to inspire you. We are extremely grateful to each mother who has shared her heart with us & for the ones yet to come. So grateful.

Recently, I was inspired by a talk given by @rebekahlyons where she posed the question, "Is the life I lead, the life that longs to live in me?" And since then, her talk has been resonating in my heart & I've felt compelled to share it with mothers who may be inspired by it as well ... How can I be salt & light in the earth?

When I let my light shine, it unconsciously gives permission for others to do the same. You, me ... WE are the salt of the earth ... the question is whether we believe it or not. Do we believe He can make us new? There are constantly circumstances around us but Christ is IN us ... so we are free to be who He's called us to be!

We each have our own struggles, I tend to be overly anxious & my spirit knows that is not of God & in order for me to move forward in leading the life I want to lead, I need to believe in His word over those circumstances. And I most certainly do!

Rebekah shared a compelling word, so I'll leave it with you because if you're anything like me, this will light a fire in your bones -

God is looking at us saying YOU'RE IT! You are my chosen people! And we tend to sit back, look up asking ... me, really?! YES, you the one who raises your voice to your kids. YES, you the one addicted to social media. YES, you the one who retails your way out of depression. YES, you the one who questions if you have real friends. YES, you the one who's not certain if your life matters. YOU. YOU are my holy people whom I love! YOU are the light of the earth ... the city on a hill. The question is do you BELIEVE it?

"Let us keep running in the race that God has planned for us. Let us keep looking to Jesus. Our faith comes from Him and He is the One Who makes it perfect." Hebrews 12:1-2