Matthew 25:23 (NKJV) His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
We live in a culture that values things that are large, extravagant, and impossible to miss. For this reason, we are tempted to look at the struggles in our rather ordinary lives, and consider our victories insignificant if they’re not acknowledged or recognized by others.
But that’s just not true. Victor Hugo, the great French playwright who penned Les Misérables, rightly said our “greatest actions are performed in minor struggles. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes, obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes.” I just wanted to help someone today with their perspective on life!
It’s not the size of the audience, or the amount of applause, that determines the value of your achievements. Live your life before the one true God. And live it with faith, hope, and love even though you are not getting accolades for it. Remember, your true character is what you do when no one is looking.
Point to ponder- Many times in life you have to act in private on things that others do not recognize! God is Amazing!
For His Glory,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.