If you think for one minute that the Lord does not care about you, then you are completely wrong. Often times it is us who have forgotten to appreciate our small contributions to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. We think that our offerings are so small compared to the next person’s offering. We measure our worth by the talents of other people, instead of focusing on what the Lord has gifted us with. We all have a task to do.
There is a purpose in the kingdom of God, and it is up to us to receive the calling that is placed on our lives. I know for myself that for decades I struggled with finding my place to serve in the kingdom. I wasn’t one of those that was multi-talented. I could only do my best, but try as I might, I failed every time to do someone else’s best. I watched how others were being used in ministry, and there rose up in me a twinge of self-doubt.
I remember thinking in the early years that I could never sing the way that sister A. sang, or teach a bible study the way that sister B. taught, or do any of the multiple jobs that are required in the kingdom. The only thing that I was sure of was that I didn’t want to go through life being a mediocre Sunday morning christian.
If I was to find my purpose it would require that I be found faithful in both the great and the seemingly insignificant things that I was faced with. I knew that I was broken before the Lord rescued me from sin. I was grief stricken and disillusioned about this whole Christianity thing. But God didn’t abandon me. He didn’t condemn me to a life of struggle and sin. He raised me up and set me on a high hill, where I could restore those things that the devil had tried to rob from me.
In this week’s Lattereign, with great mercies will I gather thee the Lord demonstrates how he loves us and shows mercy for us. I know that there are many people who could do what I do, but God has called me to fulfill his purpose for my life. He expects me to honor my commitments, and for that I am forever grateful.
May the blessings of the Lord overtake you in this season of your life.