By: Lyndsay Crews
Have you ever felt unnoticed or wondered if what you’re doing really matters? Me too.
I like reading devotionals almost as much as I enjoy writing them. One of my favorites is “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers. (It’s sold over 13 million copies.) Little trivia fact — Did you know Oswald Chambers died before any book of his was written? So, who wrote his books? His wife, “Biddy” Chambers. Before the days of computers, Biddy had a gift of transcription. She would attend her husband’s sermons and write them down. After Oswald died, she compiled her notes into the books and devotionals we have today with his name on it. Her life wasn’t flashy, but it was meaningful because she used her gift to glorify God.
The daily grind of our mom life sometimes goes unnoticed. I’ve observed in my own spiritual walk that when I start to feel unnoticed it means I’m looking to others for validation instead of looking to God for it. It’s not what we do, it’s how we do it; and how we do something stems from why we do something; and why we do something stems from whose we are; and we are God’s children. So, whether in crisis or in the mundane, stay focused on God because He always notices us.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. – 2 Corinthians 4:18
Biddy Chambers went unnoticed, but she never lost sight of the ball (God’s glory) even amongst her grief and transition to a single mom. Thank God for the gift (small or large) that He has given you. Ask Him to show you how to use your gifts for His glory.