The Little Things

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I have times in my life when I wonder if I am really making any difference at all. I sometimes get so caught up in the day to day grind that the things I do don’t feel or seem important, especially to God. I often wonder if He will be pleased with the efforts I have made. To me, a human, many of the things that I do don’t feel significant.

I have served at a camp since I was in 7th grade. I started as a Jr. Counselor, then I moved onto Sr. Counselor, worship leader, games leader and Bible teacher. My husband and I have lead worship and been the teachers for the past three years. I have been praying and hemming and hawing over whether or not to go back next summer. It is a lot of work and with my husband being gone two of the weeks out of next summer I am wondering if adding a third to the schedule is really a wise decision.

I was talking to my mom today who has recently begun mentoring a young woman who I have known since she was little. In fact, one of the years that I was at camp I was her counselor. She told my mom this past week that she remembers sitting in the cabin and my mom and I praying with her as she accepted Jesus and made the decision to follow Him. My mom told me that we will forever be in her heart because of that. I felt tears starting to well up in my eyes when she said this. It was as though God was whispering to me, “You don’t remember, but I do and she does. Something that seems little to you is so significant to me. Keep doing the little things.”

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