This is me ShiningDaily Thoughts
Philippians 2:14-15 “Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe”
I think sometimes I can get a little discouraged when I look for the fruit and results of my efforts but find none. Especially with running this blog, it can be quite dismaying when there is little attention given to it, but yet I keep on writing for some other reason.
I shared this with God last night, and felt him speak to me, “There is greater purpose and greater fruit than you realize from what you do“. He reminded me of a time where my sister once picked me and my friends up from a local town, dropped them off at home and then rushed me to work because I was late. She remarked out how my friends did not say thank-you for the lift, when in actual fact she was to receive a much greater and heart-felt thank-you from myself.
We can become discouraged when we don’t see the fruit we want to see, however for most of our actions there is a greater purpose and greater harvest than we realize!
I once thought that the purpose of this blog was to teach people and that the fruit would be what people learn from it. However there is a greater purpose in that readers are inspired and challenged to do something meaningful themselves. It is not necessarily the things we do or the words we speak that influence people, but how we do it and how we say it. It is how we shine that displays God.