Thirsty Thursday: You are Important

You would think a trophy wife Marry Poppins would never feel unimportant or unsuccessful.  But every now and again, I feel like what I do doesn’t matter.  Struggling with writing and wondering when my writing career will take off doesn’t help matters much.  Sometimes I ask myself, “What’s the point?”  That’s usually when God reminds me.

As I was reading in Luke, something caught my attention.  Jesus was going through the towns and villages with the twelve disciples telling people about God’s kingdom.  There were other people who came with them.

And also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means. Luke 8:2,3

These people were with Jesus, but they weren’t preaching or doing miracles.  They were working behind the scenes to help Jesus share the good news.  We probably would not have noticed them had we been around during that time, but God noticed them.  What they were doing was important to Jesus, even if it wasn’t important in the eyes of society.

In some Christian circles, being a preacher or missionary is of the highest importance.  Everyone wants their child to be either a missionary or a preacher because there is a perceived higher social status attached to being a missionary or minister.  Those professions are higher profile professions, but it does not make them greater than any other calling.

God may not have called you to be a missionary or a preacher, but He does have something for you that is important to Him.  God sees all of us.  He knows whether or not we are doing His will.  He sees that you gave money to a homeless person.  He knows that you smiled and encouraged a stranger.  He knows that you are praying for people you don’t know.  Every single thing you do is important to Him.  And so are you.

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