Many of us feel insignificant in our work for the Lord. Sometimes, we don’t feel we’re doing enough, so we struggle with ineptitude and doubts about how we’re living our lives. God never intended for us to feel that way; He’s always intended for us to know we matter in His eternal plan. He intends for us to walk into what He’s called us to do.
I Know The Plans I Have For You
While you may feel small in the grand scheme of servanthood, where you’re currently at is no surprise to God, and it certainly isn’t less important. God does not choose favorites, nor does He work on performance-based faith, but by faith in Him alone. At the end of the day, we need to have assurance in how God is using us.
Many of us struggle with feelings that we’re not doing all that we can, or that what we’ve done is worthless. “I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing at all” (Isaiah 49:4). Even God-fearing men in the Bible struggled with feelings that their lives are not being lived to the fullest for Christ, and yet, what does Jesus say? “In doing with the gifts God has given me, be still in your anxious thoughts. I know the plans I have for you, to prosper you, to give you hope, and a future.”
The Last Shall Be First
God wants us to see that we can serve Him in every way we’re given and every place we’re sent. God’s love for you isn’t performance-based; if that were the case, the last would not be first as he states in Matthew 20:16. God sees the intentionality and the work of the heart. He will utilize you in your maximum prime for the plans of His heart, whether that’s in your neighborhood, your church or overseas. You will be the light wherever you are, because the God within you can’t burn out. He doesn’t blow out like a candle, but gets ignited by your passions that pursue His kingdom first.
God knows our days, how we’ll live our lives, and what the structure of that will look like. “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139:16). Our daily purpose is to walk into those days with clarity, with joy and with expectation. We obviously don’t know what that may entail exactly, but what faith would we carry if we already knew what we’d be walking into?
Rest In Me
What’s even more beautiful about our God is that He is also a God of rest. He offers us rest not only in the sense of resting from our daily work, but also resting in His truths alone and the comfort of knowing that He has us, He is for us and He’s carrying us through difficult times. We can walk confidently in this life as long as we’re pouring ourselves out daily to Him. Doing so will allow us to not stand idle in our walk with the Lord, but will sustain us to grow in our Christian faith. He wants to eradicate feelings of inadequacy and guilt, while the enemy wants to stop you in your tracks because of them.
If your pure desire is to serve the Lord with all of your soul, mind and body, then you will glorify Him in all you do. Rest in His truth that He’s working out all things for good. Your life glorifies the Father when the things you do point to God. Use the very passions He’s given you for that and God will carry you through to do His will. That is not insignificant in the slightest, but something to praise Him for. You’re a part of the plans of the Father.
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