Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Have you ever felt like your contribution to God doesn't really matter?  Have you ever felt like you don't make a difference?  Have you ever felt like God doesn't need you?  After all, there are so many others who are greatly gifted.  He has so many gifted preachers and so many "big" ministries that He doesn't really need you or me. 

A number of years ago, I began to wonder if our ministry was really making a difference.  It seemed that we were always on the go, but not seeing anything tangible accomplished.  I almost felt that God didn't need me or this ministry.  He has so many other wonderful ministries that are eminently more qualified and, in fact, do a far better job than we do.  Does God really need us?

Then I realized that each and every one of us has a nucleus of individuals that we touch and influence on a day-by-day basis.  It may be family members, friends, co-workers or mere acquaintances.  We have an opportunity to make a difference on a on-to-one basis in the lives of these individuals.

In many cases we are the only Jesus these people will ever see.  Many of these people seldom, if ever, grace the door of a church.  Many times they will lump all Christians in the same category.  If they have ever been wronged by someone professing to be a Christian they have the attitude that all Christians are like that.  If they see the lifestyle of a professing Christian to be that of the world then they reason in their own minds, "Why should I become a Christian. What's the difference?"  

God doesn't have any "big"or "small" ministries.  God doesn't have any "big" or "small" children.  My point is those who are involved in what most would consider a "small" ministry are just as important in the eyes of God and in the plan of God as those involved with a multimillion-dollar ministry.

You see, folks, if you are called of God to do a particular task, no matter what it may be, then there is no greater ministry that you could be involved in.  I don't care if you feel called to clean the church, preach the gospel or to do anything in between, there is no greater ministry than the one God has called you do.

I'd like to encourage you to keep on serving God in the capacity He has called you into.  Remember there are no big "I's" or little "you's" in God's work.

Until next time...enjoy the journey!


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