Don't we all long for significance...purpose? Is it in all of us to long to do something great, big, bigger than ourselves?
As I read the Psalms this morning and got still, these thoughts began to press my mind. I'm probably thinking on these things because we're without a job. And I long to do something significant...something BIG. But I know in my heart that any job done well, whether big or small, brings glory to God and is useful for His kingdom.
I think it goes back to wanting God's approval. Didn't we all long for our parents' approval--or that of important people in our lives? I can remember doing things to gain my parents' approval. And if they somehow overlooked what I'd done, I tried doing something bigger to gain their notice. Maybe that's where our desire stems from.
But God is not human. We don't have to work for His approval. He notices everything and is looking mostly at our hearts. His eyes roam the earth looking for a man whose heart is after Him. He doesn't notice our outward appearance, but looks at our hearts. He writes down every word that we speak about Him. The big thing to God is us. We are His treasure, His inheritance. That totally does not make sense to me--that I am His inheritance--unless I put it in perspective as a parent. My children and grandchildren are my treasure. I honestly don't care what they DO. I care who they are...I care about their hearts and Who they pursue. I long for relationship with them.
When I look at it this way, I know the biggest thing I can do for God is be. Be who He created me to be. Love Him. Love people. And bring Him glory.