What God calls us to seems to be a question that is on our minds a lot. I know it is for me. Lately though, I'm discovering that it's not always the things you think. I'm starting to see smaller things. Because you know what? God sees those smaller things.
You know, I think we all have to come to the realization that we will not see all of the fruit of our labor. I know people know this, but realizing that you'll never see the fruit of all you do, whether its to take the credit for yourself or for you King, is a hard thing to come to terms with.....you'll just never know. You might not even be able to call your personal ministry fruitful... Imagine that.
But don't you see, it's all about doing these things--being obedient, and abiding in Him. He takes care of the rest, for He is good. The results will never be dependent on you, because if they were it'd all be an epic failure wouldn't it Being the sinners that we are? Only the Sovereign One who provides the growth is anything, is everything! 1 Cor. 3:7.
It is also scary when you can't tell if you're doing enough, or doing things right. If you're good enough. Even though we are constantly reminded that it's NOT about ourselves, that it's NOT about you, its still a scary thought. However, this is exactly what Satan wants us to focus on--how scary things are, how looming they seem and how so inadequate we are. The Lord wants us focused on His radiant beauty, and His justice and mercy and grace that never leaves. This is where our hearts have to be--undividedly for the Lord--because all we do is for Him!
So when you do your small things, and really start looking at what God wants you to do where you are, maybe you'll see something different this time as well as just being able to take things as they come.
"When they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness."