I would just like to take the time to say that God cares about every aspect of your life. It’s easy to see Him, the God of the universe as some far off entity, uninterested with the cares and concerns of our everyday life. But nothing could be further from the truth. Abba in the English language is translated as father. This is the only word the English language has that expresses the relationship between God the Father and us, His children. And as amazing as it sounds, even this does not fully grasp the depth of its meaning.
To believe that God doesn’t care about the most intricate part of our lives robs us of the greatest blessing, allowing Him to direct your path. David asked to have his steps ordered in the word. We know him as the great psalmist and king because of this. A man after gods own heart. His son Solomon wrote, “In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.” The wisest man who ever lived wrote these words. Blessed with wealth, riches and fame, his life speaks to us from the distant portals of time. Simply because he acknowledged God in all His ways!
There is a reason for the greatness of mankind. Oh there are many who have done great things. But then there are those who are known not merely for their achievements but for the testament of their character and how this character impacted humanity. A character that compels young men and women to rise above their circumstances, that inspires the visionaries. That says to them it’s alright to believe in someone higher and mightier than yourself because when you do every dream, will come to fruition.
These are people of destiny, people of purpose. People who have chosen to allow God to direct their path. Order their steps, and who understand that their Heavenly Father (for lack of a better word) cares about every aspect of their lives, and is in the business of enhancing every aspect of their lives. He calls it Abundant Living.
If God placed something in you only He can call it forth. Only He can use it in a manner which he purposed, and its purpose is to change the world.
See you don’t have to have millions of dollars to affect change. Every life you touch you change whether you know it or not. Think about the story of Ruth. Naomi her husband and their two sons move to the land of Moab because of a famine in their own land. Naomi’s sons marry two Moabite women. Her husband eventually dies followed by both sons without leaving any heirs. Now all that are left of the immediate family are three widows. Naomi chooses to return to her home but her daughters won’t leave her. She’s adamant in her desire that they stay and live their lives. Orpah does leaves but Ruth is determined to stick by her side. Naomi and Ruth return to her homeland and begin to eke out a living until God decides to bless them with His favor. They find out that the field that Ruth has been picking sheaves in is owned by Boaz, a kinsman of Naomi’s. Ruth and Boaz soon marry, and Naomi is comforted from the heaviness she carried around all those years. She not only saw but nursed the son that would carry on their lineage. Ruth brought back the joy of a woman who was so grief stricken that she changed her name from Naomi which means my pleasantness to Mahar which means bitter. Her love and loyalty for Naomi caused her to renounce her own people, her own land, her own god. And embrace the people, the land and the God of her mother in law. By one simple act of love she changed Naomi’s life. And by this same act God used her to change the world because the child Naomi nursed was the father of Jesse who was the father of David.
The potential for greatness lies within us all, sometimes dormant, sometimes seen although never actualized in its fullness until God calls it forth. But it waits within us all for its moment to change the world. Waiting. Whispering, urging you to allow it. Because that’s what it was destined to do.