I haven’t written much here recently. For almost a year now I’ve been working on an exciting writing adventure for this website (more to come later), but have found I haven’t had the time to devote to this project either. I’ve had an amazing writing opportunity come up at work and by the time I’m done with my nine-to-five, I’m beat.
I was feeling really guilty for not writing for the kingdom. You may or may not know, I work for a state university as an academic advisor. I love my job. I love getting to be a part of someone’s journey to walking in their purpose, but it’s not my dream job. My dream job is to write overtly about God. I have a tendency to see anything else as less than my best.
But what if it’s God’s best for me?
God provides the time, energy and resources to complete what he calls us to. Currently my time, energy and resources are being spent on this creative opportunity at work. I truly believe this is what God wants me to be doing at work so why do I see it as less than the writing I do here?
I’ve been realizing that any action can be done for the kingdom, can be worship. It’s about the position of your heart. Something as simple as holding the door and allowing someone to go before us can be worship. Patiently rocking a screaming baby can be worship. Answering the question of a confused student can be worship.
Worship is anything done in response to God’s love for you. It’s giving all glory and honor to him. I think, as a culture, we have a tendency to view worship as singing in church, but worship is so much more than that.
Has God called you to something that you’ve been viewing as unimportant and outside of the realm of adding to the kingdom? What we do matters. Even the small, simple, everyday moments. In fact, I believe it’s the everyday moments that matter most.
Dear friend, your small moments matter. We don’t need to cross oceans to do work for the kingdom. We can use every breath we have to worship our Creator. Even the way we say “hi” to someone can show them the love of Christ.
Let’s start this new month with the small and simple in mind.
“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”