Do you feel that you’re not making your mark in this world? That you’re a failure for some reason? This post is for you. Mary DeMuth exposes ten lies and shares ten truths in her latest book Stop Living Small: Ten Truths Toward Your Significant Life. This post will tackle the eighth lie which is “Your life makes zero impact” by reminding you that the world needs your unique contribution. You are an impactor much more than you can imagine.
The culture around us praises stardom and success. But the Bible describes success in a very different way. Brandon Young states “Success is obedience to God, empowered by the Spirit of God, motivated by love for God, and directed toward the advancement of His kingdom.”
The Biblical definition of success has nothing to do with the balance of your bank account or the number of your followers. Instead, it has everything to do with following Jesus. In God’s kingdom, you are an impactor. Nothing you do, no matter how small, goes unnoticed. So keep doing it and take great joy in your service.
Mary DeMuth writes, “You are destined to make an impact on this broken world. God has uniquely shaped you to go places no one else will ever go, to love people in your circle that even the president of the United States or Taylor Swift or a Nobel Peace Prize winner could not. Living in light of your gifts and strengths, even embracing them, will reinforce your worth. Not that your work defines you, but that you redefine the world through your work.”
You are an impactor
You are an impactor for God’s kingdom. Often we can’t see the impact we have but trust me it’s way more than you can imagine. Small acts of kindness are big in God’s kingdom. The last will be first, so keep on serving Christ in your own unique ways.
Therefore see that you walk carefully [living life with honor, purpose, and courage; shunning those who tolerate and enable evil], not as the unwise, but as wise [sensible, intelligent, discerning people], 16 making the very most of your time [on earth, recognizing and taking advantage of each opportunity and using it with wisdom and diligence], because the days are [filled with] evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish and thoughtless, but understand and firmly grasp what the will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 5:15–17, AMP)
Strive for living life with honor, purpose, and courage. Not by your own power but by God’s amazing grace. Make the most of your time on earth, you won’t regret in heaven all you did for God’s kingdom but you might regret the hours you spent in idle gossip and senseless entertainment. Let the mercy, kindness and truth define you. Be wise, seek God’s guidance, love abundantly. And you will be richly blessed.
Thank you for reminding us of your view of success.
What a blessing it is to know you value our contributions to your kingdom.
Thank you for calling each of us to serve you in our own unique ways.
Fill us to overflowing with your love and grace so we can love more and serve better our neighbors.
Show us how we can make the biggest impact for your kingdom and then strenghten and empower us to do exactly that.
In Jesus’ name,
Isn’t it great that the weak and small are appreciated in the kingdom of God? We all fit in great! So be blessed, my friend! Live and love in the grace of Jesus Christ!