There are times in life when we feel like we aren't doing enough and don't know what else to do. We may want to minister for God or work in a way that appears to have more tangible results. The work we perform naturally in a day is unrecognized. When you don't know what to do and feel insufficient, I've found the best advice is to do what's already in your hand.
Looking at your life and ask these questions:
Maybe there's a neighbor who's been ill, or a family member you haven't spoken with for some time that needs a friend? We often overlook the obvious in front of us. The ministry already in our hand is extremely valuable: our home, our family, our friends, our jobs, our passions and interests.
Your labor in the areas of your "normal" life are often taken for granted. Sometimes we feel these efforts are mundane, but they just as important to the Kingdom of God as traveling overseas for missions. The fields are ripe right were you are. Cleaning your home and taking care of your children and husband without bitterness lay a foundation for a godly home that will benefit future generations. Caring for your elderly or dysfunctional family members demonstrates God's love surpasses a person's "usefulness" and exists simply to love.
The world is watching the small things in your life. They are evaluating your witness of faith by the "normal" things you do. You may not be aware of how loudly the things already in your hand are speaking to those around you, but I guarantee you the random acts of kindness are speaking loudly to a great cloud of witnesses.
Seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight, & the sin which doth so easily beset us,
and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith...
An Alaskan Author, Prospector, Homeschool Teacher, Ordained Minister,
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