But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
There are times when I feel that what I am doing has no value. I mean everything from keeping the house clean, feeding the family, running errands, paying bills, speaking to friends or even working on that endless project at work.
It all seems pointless!
What about when you wake up a little earlier to pray for your loved ones, prepare for the day ahead and even to put another load of laundry in order to get a heads start. It all seems like an endless cycle of to do’s that no one sees or cares about.
However, He Sees!
David was a shepherd boy who tended to his flock. He feed them, cleaned them up, anointing them and protected them from the daily elements and attacks from predators. He did all this even though no one saw his daily efforts. No one seemed to notice or acknowledge his daily sacrifice.
Or so, it seemed!
God not only noticed but thought it was extremely important to David’s character, leadership skills, coping mechanism, empathy and warrior skills.
My friend, God notices how you run your day and how you pause to speak to a friend in need. He is taking note for your next assignment. David went on to be appointed to be King of Israel—God’s chosen people. For God only the best will do in leading his people and David was the man for the job. However, no one noticed David—not even his own father or family. Isn’t that incredible that those closest to you do not notice your gifts, skills and talents? This is a lesson for all of us to learn. Just because others don’t see what you have or do doesn’t mean that it’s of no value.
Society is trying to program us to think that if it’s not shouted from the mountain tops or social media than it doesn’t matter. If your friends don’t “like” or comment on your posts then it doesn’t matter. However, something that I learned a long time ago is that someone is always paying attention and notices you and how you react and take care of your daily life.
My friend, the most powerful person in the universe notices you each and every moment of the day and furthermore, all you do is extremely important to Him. I urge you to carry on in sharpening your skills, in being the ear that truly listens, in being the mouth piece that speaks love to someone that doesn’t hear it from anywhere else and, be the one that prays for the needs on others even when your own needs can be overwhelming on any given day.
Remember that what you do and who you are is important—and remember to Just Breathe!