Do you ever look around you at what others are doing in and for the kingdom of God and wish God was using you in a “bigger way?”
I’ve walked that tightrope a time or twenty. Even being told by many that God would do this or that big thing in my life, but growing impatient waiting and willing for it to happen, meanwhile fearing that my offerings amounted to little more than a widow’s mite.
Sometimes being used by God isn’t the big things like speaking from stage or praying for healing for someone or writing a book.
Sometimes being used by God is the little things that no one sees like picking up trash on the side of the road, holding a door open for a line of people when you think you need to be in a hurry to get to where you needed to go.
Sometimes being used by God means being willing to set your technology aside, look someone in the eye, and listen while they pour out their pain.
Sometimes it’s the little ways we are used by God that make the biggest impact in the lives of others.
Scripture says that if we want to be entrusted with much we must be faithful with the little things.
“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones.” (Luke 16:10)
Open yourself up to being used by God today, however He sees fit.
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Tx Dr Michelle. I enjoy your daily articles. I’ve suffered with back pain for over 40 years and have tried everything to alleviate it. It truly gets depressing but I still believe God will ‘fix me’ one day. Just hope I can keep on keeping on.
Dear Peg, I felt compelled to reply to you. I never do this but there is conviction in my heart. God is more than willing to heal your back pain because Jesus provided a way to do that. His blood forgives and heals at the same time. Take heart! It’s not that He may do this “one day”, it’s actually available now, present. Pray out the healing scriptures. By His stripes I declare in Jesus’s name, you are healed!
Getting a nice comment picks me up when I don’t think many people are reading my blog or I’ve one of those days.
Good word, Sister! in my experience, God mostly asks me to be faithful in the things that are “uncomfortable” for me…when I want to be big and have all eyes on me, He often asks to use me in small things. When I want to fade into the background, He frequently asks me to be front and center. Sigh. So I cling to the verse: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
Praise Him Who works in us and through us for His glory!
I appreciate your posts so much, they resonate with me as I struggle with low self esteem and depression. Thank you for your words which bring comfort and hope
It is so true, Michelle. Often what appears to be small in our eyes is huge in the lives of others and can make the biggest impact. Wonderful post.
This really does hold true so much, Michelle! We don’t always realize that what we do or say can be a great thing to others.
So true, Michelle. We never know the impact of the little things we do. Thank you for the reminder!
Michelle, what a great post! Such wonderful encouragement to be on the look-out for the small gestures that add up to much. Many blessings to you!
Great word to begin the day. Little things…ummmm. I’m savoring it and am ready to reflect whatever He brings today. Your 2nd paragraph – I get you! You might as well have been writing my story. 😉 Praise God He has more in store than wallowing in discontent or impatience. Blessings, friend. #tellhisstory
It’s the little things that truely add up in our Faith Walk! Thanks for sharing Michelle!
I appreciated reading this today. I love to write but I’m just not sure I’m meant to “Speak.” Sometimes it makes me question myself when I see so many other women doing those “big” things. But I love how God leads us each on our own path.
We’re so good at comparing ourselves, aren’t we? Even though God warned against it, it just seems to be part of our DNA. Thanks for reminding us of what really matters … doing whatever God wants us to do.