Saturday, February 9, 2013

Trusting in the Little Things

Trust was my one word for 2011.  I desperately needed to focus on trusting God at that time in my life.    I know I've grown in my level of trust but there's always room for more.  After all, life is a journey and not a destination.  I've prayed for God's direction in my life. And I believe I've been trusting Him to guide me and lead me. But there are times when I feel like I'm not doing enough.  Instead of huge accomplishments, I feel like I'm giving back only little rocks.

Little Rocks

Let me explain where these rocks came from.  When three and four year old children play on the playground, they love to collect rocks. I was vaguely aware of a small hand reaching into my pocket but I was preoccupied at the time.  I needed to be vigilant as I watched the children at play.  A short time later I felt a jiggle in my pocket and discovered the rocks.  I glanced up to see who was the culprit. There was no hiding as Sid had a huge smile on his face.  "Miss Debbie, I gave you my rocks."

Choosing to Trust and Obey

Inside I felt this was so symbolic to me.  Yes, I may only have little rocks to offer.  But even in little things I choose to be obedient to the Lord.  Some days that involves comforting a child who fell and hurt their cheek.  Other days it's writing a chapter in my book.  And on some days it involves sitting with a friend who is hurting and simply needs a good listener.

Would I like to do big things for God?  You betcha!  But it's really not about me.  I am simply a vessel to be used for His purposes.  And if doing the little things is what He is asking of me right now, that's what I want to do.  I am choosing to trust Him and His ways and His timing.

I'm linking up with Bonnie for this Faith Barista Jam.

Blessings and love,

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Nancy said...

Someone told me one time that when you feel you are doing the least amount for the Lord that is when you are doing the most because if you really knew the impact you were having it would cause pride and God is protecting you from that monster.........I think this applies to you....

Have a wonderful weekend..

Sandy said...

So often you and I seem to have the same issues on our minds, Debbie. I have also been thinking about my trust in the Lord and His purposes and plans for my life. It all comes down to choice, I think.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Your journey, and the fact that you keep reaching for better things in God, are always an encouragement to your readers.
Have a blessed weekend.

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Oh but those are big things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just grinned with the rocks and Benjamin came in and said,"What?" He saw my precious..what a good teaching tool for us all.
Have a wonderful I too am trusting at new level in my lfie

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Oh, Debbie I am sure your little things are equaling big things in the kingdom of God. Happy weekend!

Karen Mortensen said...

Beautiful. Kids are amazing.

Dianne said...

Mother Teresa spoke of doing "common things in an uncommon way." What huge things did she do--she loved on people and became a legend in her own time--that is HUGE--Mother Debbie--has a nice ring to it. Girl, you are doing awesome things for the Lord--He takes care of His little ones through us--in that you have done it unto one of the least of these--

Debbie said...

Boy do I get this.....I KNOW that the Lord has me doing just what I am doing right now in this season of my life...and yet....I keep thinking, surely Lord there is more than this. But every little thing done in His name by EVERY person, adds up to what He has for us in much bigger ways. Enjoy your day Debbie!

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