Have you ever wondered if your words or actions matter? Or if they even make a difference? Maybe you wonder who even notices what you do.
Maybe you aren’t a speaker or writer, but you wonder as you go through your day if the things you say or do really make a difference to anyone else. I confess, I’ve been there. And not like in years past, but in months past.
I come to this crazy blog and write what I feel I’ve been called to share. My mind gets the best of me, “what will others think, that doesn’t make a difference, why do you bother!” I want to quit because I can’t see the difference that any of these words make.
I teach an online Bible study on Thursday’s. I open the room and for 60 minutes I’m honored to be able to speak in to others lives, but I can’t see their faces or their eyes. I wonder if I’m connecting, if these lessons are making a difference.
I think that’s how it is for each of us, no matter what we do or what our gifting. We question and wonder if anyone cares. We can’t see so we ask “how could this (meaning I) possibly make a difference?” We try to speak in love and truth — but it seems that all comes back void. We can’t see!
The evil one loves to attack your strengths because he’d like nothing more than to take you down when you can’t see. He doesn’t want God’s children to be loved on, so he throws questions at you that you ponder.
Pondering and questioning are easy.
When you live a life that serves others through actions, words, and love most of the time you don’t get to see the fruit of your actions. You serve now, and maybe you never see that person again. You write and maybe you never see who those words reach. So questioning what you are called to do is easy — because you can’t see the fruit of what you have done or said.
If you are visiting here today and you’re wondering whether you should keep giving, singing, teaching, writing, serving, or loving, I’m here to tell you YES!
Just because you and I can’t see the fruit does not mean it is there.
After visiting with a lady today she ends with “You’ll never know how your words got me through the most difficult days of my life. When I was crying out, your words kept me going.” Oh my — what a gift that God would let me see for a moment that words matter.
You and I have to quit wondering if what we are doing matters! It does, even when we are blind to what God is doing.
If God has called you to do something – it matters! It matters that the God of the universe asked you. It matters that you use your gifts.
Step out and be obedient not looking for results that you can see, but believing God. You sow your gift. God will handle the rest. He promises to grow the fruit in His timing after your obedient to plant the seed.
When you can’t see if your efforts matter — they do!
Do you struggle with using your gifts when you can’t see the fruit?
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