This past Sunday, the message reference was about Nehemiah. And it spurred my thoughts in this write-up.
It’s amazing how we don’t mention some Bible characters as often as we should. But they have led a life of great impact for us to learn or glean from. One of such Bible characters to learn a lot from, is Nehemiah.
Rahab is another character that comes to mind reflecting on this theme. She might not have done a lot as shared of her life in the Bible. But her decision to choose to do the right thing sealed her name in the history of women who made an impact in the Bible. Her name may not have gotten a Book name in the Bible but her impact remains one of great mention in history.
Back to the man called Nehemiah. Nehemiah was a man with a graceful heart – a heart for the people and he didn’t stop at this. He led that life till it became a reality, and he birthed the change he wanted to see in his land.
Thinking of how he did so much and we often don’t mention or reference the life of impact he led, spurred my thoughts about how we live our lives in our present age.
We often feel it’s until we have gotten many titles and recognition that we have an opportunity to make the impact we desire to see in our land or in the lives of people around us.
There is this false thought pattern passed on to us. That we are only able to make a God-impact when we are in certain positions or platforms.
But that’s not true! Let’s look at our finger nails for example. This was an analogy I used in communicating my thoughts to hubby when I first reflected on this subject.
Okay let’s imagine the finger nail feeling less important just because it’s not doing the function of the hand or the head which is positioned on top of the body.
But as much as the finger nails or toe nails might seem less important compared to other body parts, to some people. I just can’t picture our hands and toes without our nails being present. It just wouldn’t look great. Even imagining how our hands and feet will looks like without it, I’m like Nah! Rather, Lord we are thankful for our nails. 🙌🏼😁
So to you dear friend, while you are waiting for the best platform to manifest your God given potentials, bear it in mind that you are already rightly placed. God makes no mistakes in orchestrating our life’s move.
For those who play chess, every piece on the board is important and a part of the process to a big win. Checkmate right? But if the chess player rely only on the tall pieces alone, he or she is at a loss because each piece is put there for a reason. The smaller pieces on the board are used even more in the moves made by the player.
So why am I sharing this, the chess player or let me say a good chess player won’t make any move without a carefully thought out plan. And this is a human chess player. Not to mention God who is divine in every way. He has made a good plan from the onset (Jeremiah 29:11). And He carefully placed us all strategically to be part of His grand scheme of being the light and salt of the earth.
Your influence isn’t location bound, dear friend. Neither is it position bound. A salt used in a pauper’s home produces great results in the food being prepared. And this same salt if used in a wealthy man’s home will as well produce same good tasting effect to the meal prepared. You are efficient and can be efficient wherever you are positioned right now. 📍
I trust God to shed more light to these words in our hearts, even as we reflect more on it. 🙌🏼
Remember this: 👇🏼
Your influence has no limits. And the capacity to achieve all that God wants you to achieve in life has been deposited in you. Don’t lose sight of it in the process of comparisons. 📍
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
““You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.”
Matthew 5:13 ESV
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
Ephesians 2:10 ESV
“But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.”
1 Corinthians 12:18, 22-26 ESV
Blessings dear friend. 🙏🏻
And a happy new week to you. 🤗