I love all of the great friends that God has given me! And I love all the great conversations we often find ourselves in!
I was visiting one today and we began talking about the fear of insignificance.
We as Christians just want to live a life that creates an impact for God’s kingdom. We want to live a life that matters to Him. We want to hear the words “well done good and faithful servant”.
Yet, I think when we all get to heaven we may be surprised by the works the Lord considered significant and works He didn’t.
Preaching to 10,000 may not have been as significant to preaching to that one man that one time who seemed to not hear a single word you said.
Providing food for an entire community may not have been as significant as giving that disabled man a cup of coffee.
People witnessing the Lord heal your cancer may not have been as significant as them witnessing your joy and hope in the midst of it.
Making sure that your children memorize a different scripture each week may not have been as significant as you living out those truths in front of them.
Leading worship in a crowded room may not have been significant as leading a brother to surrender that sin in his life.
I think we all have ideas in our mind of what it would mean to for us to make our mark in God’s kingdom. Something that touches the lives of multitudes; something that we can watch bear fruit; something GREAT!
Yet, so often it’s the small acts that we usually don’t give a second thought to that are those which truly matter. Deeds that the wisdom of this would consider trivial and meaningless, but are of great importance to God.
I think the secret is to remain in Him. To invest each moment in obedience and sensitivity to the Spirit’s leading. To ask Him to guide us into the works which were prepared beforehand for us to walk in – and trust that He will.. and that He is.