Nobody else can be me.The older I get, the more I think how significant this statement is. Over the years I have watched as God has guided my life and crafted a path that fits so well with how uniquely He has made me.
I think when I was younger I was looking for God to use me in some dramatic earth-shattering fashion. And yet as I look back I can see more and more how a simple word here, or a kind act there can make a difference over the long haul.
Perhaps no one thing I do or say will be the definitive moment of my life. But a daily series of kind actions and thoughtful, empathic words over the course of a lifetime will add up to a life of significance. I don’t have to do it all perfectly. I just have to keep trying and leave the rest up to God.
finish with a quote: “And yet I decide, every day, to set aside what I can do
best and attempt what I do very clumsily–open myself to the frustrations and
failures of loving, daring to believe that failing in love is better than
succeeding in pride.”
― Eugene H. Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society
Written by Shelley Witt