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“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”

Rick Warren

As a Mum of small children, the monotony of my every day can feel very purposeless. I know, I know, you are ready to tell me all the reasons why being a parent of young children is the greatest gift in the world!

And I know its a gift.

I am truly grateful for that gift every single day. I also, listen and walk silently alongside my friends who struggle with the grief of infertility, but the unspoken truth also is this;

Parenting small children is a relentless task.

I am purpose driven mad, seeking out the gold in a season of complete and utter servanthood.

Rick Warren in his brilliant book Purpose Driven Life says this;

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”

The life of a parent, a teacher, a grandparent, a barista in your local cafe is a life of servanthood. However, we live in a culture that is continually repeating to us that we need to:

1) become famous to be successful


2) go off to the ends of the earth to find our purpose waiting there.

My simple thought for you today is this. What can you do, with whats in your hands today to serve others?

This is my pursuit of significance. In the midst of a season that requires much servanthood. I wonder if we were able to put this kind of story up on a platform, whether it would make us all fear less about the pursuit of significance and purpose.


About Amanda

Amanda Viviers has published ten books and is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia. She is also the co-founder of Kinwomen; a network created to inspire women to start conversations that matter. Head of Narrative for Compassion Australia, she is driven by a passion for social justice, she loves supporting projects for women in developing countries. Teaching women to live creative lives, beyond the circumstances, is something she pursues daily. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty, she lives a creative life, longing to see people live inspired. Pinterest/ Twitter/ @Mandaviviers Instagram: @amandaviviers Facebook: @amandaviviersperth

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