Following the most pleasant conversation with a dear saint who serves our church as a deacon, I’m reflecting on the difference everyone of us can make right where we are. Most people want to make a difference in this world. We want to leave an imprint—to leave things and people better than we found them. Yet we fear that the impact of our lives could resemble a fist in the water more than a handprint in cement. The handprint is there to stay, but the water ripples made by the fist soon settle and smooth as though the fist had never been there. Many dread the notion that, in the end, their lives might not count for much. For many people this is a great fear.
“We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
Throughout the Bible God was at work in and through the lives of people like Moses, Joseph, David, and Gideon, none of whom were preachers. He gave them a purpose for living. He was the One who caused them to want to do His will, and He was the One who enabled them to do it. God cares about your work too! He has a purpose for every second in your life.