Today, this will speak to a specific group of people.
You know who you are.
These are the 25-30 somethings. Those who rode the wave of church meetings, events, and sermons when being a history maker was at its pinnacle.
Please don’t misunderstand. I know the Bible is very clear about our influence and impact on the world. We are truly lights to a dark world.
But there isn’t enough room on the stage for everyone.
I won’t apologize for always seeing the one no one else is noticing. Either they didn’t have the tenacity they were supposed to have or they didn’t have the commitment they were supposed to have (as defined by those who define such things), they got lost in the shuffle.
I love, love, love how Jesus always saw the one who was lost in the shuffle. See, those who have “made it” automatically think they did it right and so should you. They become the definers, the judges and jury, by very virtue of their attainment, of who is acceptable and who is not.
And so the lost-in-the-shuffles are further discouraged because they were not picked.
I am here to tell you this: God picks you.
The meetings, the conferences, the events – they all went too far. The history maker theme seemed to carve out a select few. If you didn’t fit the description, well then, were you a true history maker?
Were you trying hard enough?
Were you doing all the right things?
Seems contrary to the gospel.
Yes, you were and still are a history maker. The fumbling over the right words to tell your co-worker about your faith, the flowers you picked for your neighbor, the compliment you gave the cashier … is the cup of water Jesus spoke about.
When no one else noticed it, God did.
And that is all that matters.