|Mr Teresa: A pencil in the Hand of God.|
These words of Mother Teresa brought a paradigm shift to my life five years ago. When I began to pursue doing only "small things with great love," my focus shifted from me to the One who enables me to do anything good or worthwhile that I do. James 1:17 says, "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights..." I finally understood that God gets all the credit for anything good that we do - always. I found freedom in that passage, for it leaves no room for pride or self-centered boasting. It only leaves room for thanking God!
When love is our beginning and our end, what's in the middle is not only life-giving, but joyous! I am thankful for a small opportunity to share God's love with those around me, and grateful to experience His love more fully as I share what He has given me. I cannot do what others can do, but I can use the gifts God gave me to bless, to heal, to teach, to love.
This is life. Abundant life! We, too, can write a love letter to the world by using God's gifts to us for the benefit of others. Why not start now?