It’s easy to get distracted and busy. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by life. It’s easy to drown out the world and my troubles by ignoring them.
But sometimes we can look at all the problems in the world and wonder how we can make a difference. I don’t know about you, but it’s daunting to think there is so much need and I don’t have enough resources, energy, money, time, sometimes love…
Then I’m reminded, Jesus didn’t call me to do everything. He didn’t tell me that without me, the world would be hopeless. He calls me to be faithful in the work He has given me to do.
John 17:4 says “I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.” Even Jesus did not heal everyone or raise everyone from the dead. Ephesians 2:10 says “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” In Hebrews 11, we see a list of heroes of faith that illustrates how normal and flawed people walked by faith and were part of God’s redemptive story. We are part of God’s story too!
The work for me to do is not about me. It’s not about me feeling important or burdened. It’s not about all that I can do in my lifetime or how known I can become. It’s about serving God and His people the best way I know how, FOR TODAY. It’s about using the gifts, strengths, and weaknesses to allow for God to work in and around me. I don’t have to be perfect or special; I’m just called to be faithful and willing.