Do you ever feel insignificant? Like your life has no real purpose, or that the impact that you make on the world is meaningless? Like your walking around just being. Not existing. Ghostly almost..
I struggle with this a lot. I’ve always been a true pageant girl in the sense where i truly want world peace.
I want to make a difference.
I guess i always figured that if i were to make a vast impact on the world that it would have to be to hundreds, thousands of people. But today i realized that’s not the case. To change the world, to make a difference, to change lives. Just takes one person.
And then another person.
And another after that. And so on.
The little things. Random acts of kindness. Its such a lost art i feel like. Can you think of the last time you did something for someone else without selfish intentions? To get something in return?
Im not talking big things, its the little things that count remember? Because when we have multiple little things, it creates big things!
Buying the person behind you in line at Starbucks their coffee for the day. Letting a few extra cars go in front of you when traffics backed up. Asking the person behind you in the grocery line if they want to go ahead of you because they have 10 things, while you have a cart full. Or even just smiling at someone. Saying hello as you pass by them.
The simplest of gestures we can do could make some ones day. Maybe they just lost their job, maybe they’re fighting an illness, or maybe their just having a crummy day. That smile you just flashed at them? Guess what.. it could turn their mood around!
Today was my crummy day. For no particular reason just one thing after another made me feel down about myself. Like i don’t do enough. Insignificant. Its hard when you have such big hopes and dreams for yourself, and know God has such mighty plans for you, but feel like your not fulfilling them.
So i had a pity party. Balloons and all. And then this happened…
Instant mood changer. I may not be curing cancer.. but i made someone smile.
Were taught from an early age to Glorify God in everything that we do. Well how do you glorify Him while taking care of someone else? While cleaning the house so your mom comes home to freshly windex’d mirrors? While shopping in a store?
By the little things. By the simple, insignificant things that make up the bigger picture.
The Bible says that God has placed us exactly where He wants us at each moment in time. Their is a reason for that.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD (Jeremiah 29:11)