Imperfect Purpose Series- How Shop Owner & Find Wondrous Things Ministry Founder Embraces Imperfections
with Lindsee Walker
As I began to pray about this ministry a long time ago, I felt an overwhelming feeling about the layers that our imperfect purpose encompasses. Equipping women to stand in His calling and purpose that He has created in our lives is no simple matter, yet we have Him at the foundation for it all. He is who and what gets glorified, and because of His grace we have an abundant life as we live daily in Him.
Digging deep with Christ opens this pathway of understanding the faithfulness He has in our lives. The beauty of what came as I prayed through all of this is that there are so many different perspectives and stories that He has created for all of us-- This idea that each of us living abundantly in Him, embracing our imperfections, shows us purpose on top of purpose. Really so much of Him, and where He is at work, and the different places we can experience this. So I thought it would be fun to kick things off with a series, that has so many layers and imperfections-- because I want to dig deep in Christ, with you. I will be sharing some dear friends of mine with you, ladies who are on the journey with you and me, learning to embrace their imperfect purpose for His abundant life He calls us to live.
I pray that this series will further plant your feet in Him, and move His mission of your imperfect purposes in your life so that you can fully experience Christ in any moment of your life. Let us glorify His kingdom. Amen.
TELL US ABOUT YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS/MINISTRY.
I’m Lindsee. I’m married with two kids and I have a shop called Find Wondrous Things. I sell bible tabs and prayer journals, and hope to create beautiful tools that encourage women to find the wondrous things God has placed in their life.
WHAT DOES IMPERFECT PURPOSE MEAN TO YOU?
Imperfect purpose to me means leaning into Him, embracing the fact that I am not perfect, but He is. And His will and purpose for me is so much greater than I could imagine.
HOW WOULD YOU SAY YOU EMBRACE YOUR IMPERFECT PURPOSE?
I try to lean into God, abide in Him, trust that His glory can be shown through my imperfections. When I fall short, He gives me abundant grace and vast strength.
WHAT DOES LIVING ABUNDANTLY IN HIS GRACE MEAN TO YOU, AND HOW MIGHT YOU BE DOING THIS?
Living abundantly in His grace to me means understanding the depth of my sin, and coming to God daily to confess and repent, and then turning toward God, and embracing His grace. It means accepting that I am deeply loved and forgiven and I am free to walk in that daily.
HOW ARE YOU SEEKING HIS TRUTH- SHARE ANY WAYS YOU FEEL CONNECTED TO THAT TRUTH, OR WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE FOR YOU TO SEEK HIS TRUTH DAILY?
I try to everyday declare a truth over my day. I believe it is so easy for our minds and hearts to wander, so I want to plant my feet firmly in God’s Word and truth daily. Practically that means I try to get into the Word everyday, and take time to pause and pray to God about every aspect of my life. I write down my prayers and I write a truth (from God’s Word) and meditate on it throughout my day.
HOW ARE YOU STANDING IN HIS GLORY?
I think we can stand in His glory when we let Him shine through more than ourselves. That means sharing the hard stuff I go through, which can be hard, but I believe we are meant to give Him all the glory and praise.
IS THERE A TIME OR CIRCUMSTANCE IN YOUR LIFE THAT THIS APPLIES? "INSTEAD OF ASKING HOW SOMETHING CAN BE MADE PERFECT", ASK YOURSELF, “WHAT IS GOD DOING HERE?" WHAT DOES TAKING BOLD STEPS FORWARD IN YOUR IMPERFECT PURPOSE LOOK LIKE?
Taking bold steps forward in your imperfect purpose means embracing our imperfections, and believing that God can use them for His own good purposes and glory. I think we have to stop and see the wondrous things around us. Find the ways He has poured His grace on you, find the ways He has been faithful, find the amazing ways He lavishes His love on you.
MOVING FROM PERFECTION TO PURPOSE, SWITCHING YOUR INNER DIALOGUE FROM, "IS THIS GOOD ENOUGH?" TO, "IS THIS WHAT GOD IS CALLING ME TO DO?" HOW CAN THIS APPLY IN YOUR LIFE?
This applies to every aspect of our lives. Definitely in ministry, but also in motherhood, or as a wife, or a friend- our enemy wants us to believe we are not enough, but God has a purpose for each of us, and I think we just have to believe it. Dig into scripture and see all the ways God calls people- He calls unlikely people. Whatever God has placed right in front of you- that customer, the friend, the stranger, the husband, the child- it’s part of His purpose, so stand firm in believing that He will equip you for whatever purpose He has put in front of you.
WHAT IS YOUR DEEPEST PASSION FOR THE KINGDOM?
To see women get into the Word and love it! I pray our generation would love and know God’s Word more than anything else in this world.