MMS – Offer

MMSFor the month of October, I am joining many bloggers in a challenge to write every single day for 31 days. I learned about this challenge through another challenge I participate in most weeks. The “Five Minute Friday” challenge is going to expand to last the whole month! Each entry, will be five minutes unedited of writing on a particular theme – found on Kate’s blog.Today’s theme is “offer.”

Sometimes, I wonder what I do have have to offer.

Like really…

These days, I feel so lost.

Let’s rephrase: My body feels lost. There is this jumbo disconnect between the me I want to be – the woman of God I want to be, and the me that I am. It’s not just the walking-in-new-self-transformation-process thing, or maybe it is.

My adjustment in health is a part of the new me.

It is a key part of the new me I am in Christ Jesus. It is through these difficult wilderness moments, that I become the woman of God I want to be. The woman of God I need to be.

I just don’t feel like I have a thing to offer.


I am not able to make it to church most days (as of lately).

I am not fulfilling my commitment to serve in particular areas.

It has a way of affecting me.

What Do I Have to Offer?

This poses the question – “What do I have to offer?” To Christ. To the Church. For now, until healing comes, I need to focus on ways to simply be present as often as I can.

I need to plunge into the Word of God, and trust He will use all these things – the painful things too – for His glory.

In John 9:2-3, we learn that sickness can be (and will be) used for His glory. That’s what I have to offer. My affliction. My time. My good moments. My bad moments. My experiences. My spiritual fruit being formed. Even sharing what God teaches me through His Word – to benefit those who are seeking Christ in the midst of a struggle.

God works all things out, even the bad things.

See Genesis 50:20; Romans 8:28


Author: Stacey Patrick

Stacey is a writer by nature, and blogs over at Stacey loves to write whenever she can. Her writings center around her love relationship with Jesus Christ, His precious words of truth, chronic illness, and singleness.

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