Foals with Potential
Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” — Mark 9:35
Every foal born on my farm has so much potential. Of course, my dreams for them are always much bigger than reality. In my heart, they are all World Cup winners, and that includes my donkeys. Every child born on this planet has dreams — dreams that can be much bigger than how their lives ultimately turn out. Ask any child what she wants to be when she grows up, and the possibilities are endless. From becoming the president of the United States to the scientist who cures cancer, there is always such potential. However, there are few who pick “service” as a dream job.
Because we serve such a mighty God, we make the mistake of thinking everything He wants us to do for Him must be done on a huge scale. That’s not always the case, especially when our calling is less than glamorous.
But God puts us in places where we will be most effective for His glory, and that could mean working the counter at your local gas station.
Charles Spurgeon never went to college or seminary, and his first lessons in theology were from a lunch lady. Thanks to this perfectly placed, servant-hearted woman, the Prince of Preachers grew up to change the world.
Who might you influence at your place of service?
Are you ashamed because you are “only a _______”? What would God say? With His eternal mind-set, He sees unlimited potential in each of us to influence people for Christ right where we are. You might never know (this side of Heaven) the impact you have made. After all, our reality doesn’t begin and end on earth. And God’s plans are much bigger and better than we can imagine.
Lord, make me a servant. Let my faithfulness be an instrument of the gospel, wherever You place me, amen.
Excerpted with permission from Unbridled Faith by Cara Whitney, copyright Cara Whitney.
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Your spiritual impact on another person cannot be measured here on earth. Only in eternity will we know the ripple effect of our lives on others. No matter what we position we hold, where God has placed us, or how “small” our voice may seem, the Lord can use us beyond what we can imagine! Come share your thoughts with us on our blog. We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily