Barb listened with quiet envy as the speaker at the women’s retreat talked in glowing terms of the way the Lord had marvelously provided for her need. Barb wished that would happen to her.
Later in the retreat, she was spellbound as another speaker told of the amazing opportunity the Lord had given her to testify and how several women in deep despair had opened their hearts to Christ. Barb longed for God to use her in a powerful way, but she didn’t expect it to happen.
Barb’s routine involved getting her husband off to work and her children to school, caring for her home, working a couple of days a week, and helping in their church. She didn’t think there was much opportunity to be used mightily by God.
With all the emphasis on the spectacular these days, it’s easy for us to lose sight of the fact that God is the God of everyday living. It seems that we’re always looking for some great display of His power in our lives. But what the Lord desires is for us to focus on doing His will from our heart each day, delighting in humble service for Him (Eph. 6:6-7).
Don’t miss the wonderful ways God wants to use you in the day-in, day-out activities of ordinary life.
A bigger place than this to fill,
O Lord, I do not pray,
But to be big enough to fill
The place I'm in today. —Anon.
You can do the most good for God right where you are.