For those who work in ministry, you often know how hard it is to see results, and how easy it can be to grow discouraged. Any internet-based work is especially hard to bear visible fruit. Thankfully, I received a message the other night proving the work God has done through me.
It was a Saturday night, and almost nine at night. I got a notification about a comment, and instantly assumed it was spam. I went to the WordPress application on my phone, and realized someone posted this really long comment on my about page. It was amazing!
I had to sit down and set aside time to read it and absorb the words. I made an impact! The words were lovely, and left me praising God for the reminder of His blessings. So often we work and work, unaware of our productivity. Do people read my blog? Is anyone watching my YouTube videos? Is all of this worth it? These thoughts may have hit you once or twice or possibly never, but think about how your work ethic would increase if you knew these answers.
When was the last time you told someone that they made an impact on your life?
We often credit certain people with assisting in changes in our lives, but we hardly let them know. I urge you to tell people about their impact! It makes it so much easier to keep working when you know that you have been successful.
Do you realize that we have made an impact on God? He obviously does most of the work on us, but God saw something beautiful in His creation. Even when we turned our backs, He still had a soft spot for us.
In Jeremiah 31:3, it reads
“The lord appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.’”
The phrase “in the past” can also be exchanged with “from afar,” meaning that God literally is looking at us and thinking “Wow, look at what I have made. They are all so beautiful and life changing. I hope they know just how much I love them.”
If the God of the Universe can remind us of His love, and if someone could take their time to leave me a comment, what else can we do?