Seven billion people in this world and each and every one of them have a purpose. It’s hard to believe though; what are seven billion people suppose to do in this world. The world seems almost to small for all those people to have a place in it. When I drive past houses I wonder what those people are up to in their small or big house. When we eat out in a restaurant I look around and notice all these people around me. A group of friends are hanging out, another family is having a night out, while the next couple is possibly on their first date. So many people in this world, and one of them is you–is me!
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:7 NIV
With all those people it’s easy to feel useless, small, like what you do couldn’t possibly make a difference. Or it’s easy to feel like you don’t have a purpose, no special talent, just . . . blah! You may ask yourself, “Who am I amongst all these people?” I know I’ve felt like this. I’ve been full of energy, full of ideas, enthusiastic about so many things . . . I was going to do something! But then it sunk. Deep down. My enthusiasm to do something vanished and I felt low. I felt small, like what I did wouldn’t make a difference. I see many people feel like this, or people who have felt like this. So many people who feel they have no talent or that they’re to small, that their talent, their ideas wouldn’t mean anything anyways.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill can not be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Matthew 5:14 ESV
The thing is, God created everyone to have a purpose, otherwise He wouldn’t have created them. Employees may feel like they’re working–for other people, they themselves will never do anything, their without talent, without the ability. . . they’re no one special. Teenagers feel young, like they’re stuck in a box. They can’t stand without hitting their head and they can’t lay down without hitting their head. While all this time the teenager wants to do more! While the employee feels useless.
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12 NIV
But, we’re not useless. I said we because I am no different. I know God blessed me with a gift of putting words on paper, but I feel useless at times, I feel like I’m stuck in a box. But we’re not. Wherever we are, however old we are, whatever we’re doing, we can do something. We are not without talent, we are not useless, we are not to small, we have a purpose. And God . . . wants us to use it. Whether our purpose is to help others get where they’re going (employee), or whether we’re a teenager who’s purpose is to be there for our friends, for our family, or to do something different in our school, or whether our purpose is being our unique and wonderful self that through being our wonder self we may help others as well. We have a purpose and we have talent. God gave it to everyone of us, now we, just have to use it.
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