There are times when we will be called to do something great.
We may see it as great. We work hard on it and have sleepless nights. We ponder over it. We pray. We fast. We put our very best into it.
But what if it isn’t seen as great by others? What if the world sees it as trivial or inconsequential?
Others may not appreciate what you do. Many will not even see what you do. They may not see the hours of work. The lack of sleep. The prayers. The time and effort.
Is it still great?
What if there is no applause?
Christ was considered great until his call became his cross. He was lied on. Hated. Tortured. Even Killed
(Well, they thought so anyway!)
It was great.
So…While you fulfill your call, there may be no applause. There may be no appreciation. Many may not see your greatness.
What if your call becomes your cross?
You may be fighting for your children and they may fight back. They may not value your effort. They may not understand the path that you are trying to keep them on. But it is Great!
You may be fighting for your marriage. It may not be appreciated or understood. You are in your prayer closet calling on the name of the Lord. You are fighting for your family. It is great!
What is your call?
Some are called to lead companies. Some are called to clean them. Some to repair. Some to childcare. Some to care for the elderly or the disabled. Some to pray. It could be to lead a great ministry or to work within one. Some to write letters of encouragement. Maybe it’s to reconcile with an old friend. It could be to forgive someone and make peace while leading them to the love of Christ.
Whatever it is, it may seem insignificant.
“And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.” Matthew 10:42
But it is GREAT!
“For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” Hebrews 6:10-12
“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Hebrews 13:16
“Whatever yo do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9