Thursday, January 22, 2009

It's the little things

Today, I went to school and had a good day. It may seem simple enough, perhaps even in your own life. But you have to celebrate the small things. A quote comes to mind, that I'm sure many of you know. "We can do no great things, only small things with great love." ~Mother Teresa

We should look to our creator as the originator of this mindset. God sent a pretty stinkin small thing (baby Jesus) to give to the world the greatest love ever possible. And He uses us, as small as we are, to point others to Him, even in the smallest of ways.

As a friend told me recently, even just breathing in and out, brings glory to God. Sometimes we get caught up with trying to be smarter, achieve more (in the work place, in our Christian walk, etc.), or look better than others, which turns us away from God instead of to Him. This may sound corny, but God loves us just how we are, if it's just you, sitting alone in your room doing absolutely nothing...He loves you. (You may be extremely boring to everyone else in the world, but not Him). He doesn't care how smart you are...Sure, He made us smart, but we're all just pions compared to His intelligence. He knows you're good looking...He made you, but you're just one speck of His wondrous creation. He knows you can achieve many things...He created you to do so. But you'll never outnumber the things He can (and has) achieved for you, through you, and in you. We are because God is. It's never the other way around. So don't try to be the savior of the world. It's already been done. And no one can top it.