Our devotions tonight revolved around how God can use a single person to do great things. B1 disagreed initially with this thought. His response was, “I’m not famous, I can’t do great things” How do our kids get these ideas into their heads? Are we inadvertently holding back our kids? Do we look at others that are doing great things for God and think that we could never accomplish anything? We have to encourage our kids that a single person can make a difference. The key is found in the desire of the person. Do we teach our kids that they must be famous to make a difference? No doubt that people who are famous can get things done just because of the audience they have. Does that make it impossible for someone from a small town to change the world?
I’ve written in the past about one person changing the world. Most of you know I grew up playing baseball and loved it! I see a person setting out to change the world as a simple at bat. We used to tell teammates not to swing for the fences just get a base hit.
Number one, are we setting out to honor God or become famous?
Number two, are we sitting on the sidelines waiting for that big project that will change the world or are we trying to get base hits?
B1 felt like he was just a young person that had no affect on anyone. How can he be used of God? We have no idea how our day to day interactions affect others. I have to work on this everyday. Just because my life may not be filled with happiness 100% of the time I can have JOY 100% of the time. Is that joy displayed? Am I showing the mercy and love of Christ to others? Or the one that has been pounding on me lately. Am I remaining quiet when I should be standing up and vocal?
Am I famous? No! Do I aspire to be famous? No! I want to serve God, where He wants me, how He wants me, when He wants me!
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Pretty random thoughts tonight, I know.