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From the back seat of the car, I heard our five year old friend, McKenzie, calling out repeatedly, "Helen! Helen!" We were on the way to the museum to see a frog exhibit and I was riding in the front seat with my oldest daughter who was driving. Since no one in the car was named Helen, I paid her little attention and assumed it must be part of a conversation she was involved in with my younger daughter who was in the back seat with her. When she simply became louder and more insistent, I finally turned and asked her, "Who are you talking to?" Imagine my surprise when she said, "I'm calling you!" Helen? What? After some detective work, we discovered that she had heard other people calling me "Hey, Lynne" and concluded my name must be… Helen.
Do you ever feel that you are being called by a different name? Do you ever feel that you are stuck in your current job, routine or lifestyle but that really something, someone, perhaps even your inner self is calling you to something new? Maybe you are unsure of the direction, but you are aware of a certain discontent, uneasiness with your current life? Or perhaps, you have a pretty clear idea of the direction, you just don’t know the path to follow to get there? Could God be calling you in a new way with a new name? Maybe He is calling you by the name of teacher or comforter when you have been accustomed to a different role. Maybe you are being called to be a leader or peacemaker.
Never forget that you are truly a called woman! We are all called to be a creator in some arena. For some of us that is writing or painting or creating an environment through interior design. For some of us, that is being a creative thinker and doer in the marketplace or business. For some of us that is being a relationship builder in our families and communities. There is no role or profession that we all fall into. Yet we each possess God given gifts to make that call happen. When we don’t develop our gifts and talents, we not only cheat ourselves but we cheat the world and the community. To hear that call though, you will need to step outside the familiar and listen with new ears. You will need to seek new experiences and develop new perceptions of the old world. Otherwise, you just might miss that call altogether. "Helen, Helen, I'm calling YOU!"