“Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” Luke 21:2-4
Have you ever felt inadequate with what you’re doing with your life? Insignificant? Do you ever feel like a failure? Have you ever felt like you are not making a difference?
I know I have. We all feel that way at times. We all want our lives to count. We all want to make a significant difference. As a result we compare ourselves with the Billy Graham’s of this world, and feel like if we aren’t reaching hundreds of thousands for God, then our part in what God is doing in the world is insignificant. That is not true.
A message that has impacted me in a profound way recently has been: Don’t Despise the Day of Small Endings by Carter Conlon. I would encourage you to listen to it. It talks about how as Christians, we are fine with our beginnings being small as long as our ending big. But, what if our lives don’t end up that way?
Paul started with a huge ministry and he ended up in jail, it seemed like a small ending, but in reality, God was setting him up to be one of the most used men in history! While in jail, I am sure Paul had no idea his written words would end up being read by billions for generations to come.
We may think our part is small and insignificant, but we don’t know how God is going to use our part. Carter said it this way, “Your piece may seem small, but God’s puzzle is big.”
What if the “few” people you are impacting with your life, end up having great great grand-children who change the world forever as a result of what you did in the great great grand parent’s life? You never know how God is going to use your piece of His puzzle! I promise you it’s more significant than you believe it to be.
If you’re doing something, anything, to make the world a better place for God, your contribution is not insignificant.
God wants to do great things in and through your life. He has a plan for your life to make a significant difference in the world. It just might look different from how you think it should.
We need to see the bigger picture of what God is doing. God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts, His ways are different than our ways.
Let’s all start living believing that God knows what He is doing with our part in His story, even if in our mind it’s not big enough, in God’s eyes, it is a lot bigger part than we think.
What you do may be small in the eyes of man, but big in the eyes of God!
Don’t despise small beginnings, middles, or endings!