Ever had those moments where you truly wonder how your life impacts those around you? I've had many moments like that in my life, where I have questioned my purpose, and my calling. Worse yet, I've wondered if I'm doing a good job as a wife, a mother, a friend. Some days I go to bed feeling as if in many ways I have failed the day, promising to do better the coming morning.
But there are those days where you begin to question why you're doing what you're doing. You see, I'm a huge lover of to-do lists. It's how I keep on task and know exactly what I need to tick off daily. I know it has it's advantages, but my to-do list seems to grow, and grow, and grow! So much so, somedays it looks like it will never end, and before I go to sleep, I know that tomorrows list is always at least twenty things ready to be ticked off.
House work, things for the children, appointments, writing books, running Little Sparrow Loved, doing Blog posts & social media posts, scheduling, helping run my husbands business, catching up with friends... and, the list goes on.
Anyway, I was feeling really run down and completely exhausted the other day, then before I could check what was about to come out of my mouth, I said it. "What's the point of me working so hard, God? No one sees it anyway. I feel so alone on this journey sometimes."
Well, we all know how faithful God is at sending signs or answers when we need them most. Within minutes a friend was calling me and she said this... "I just had a word for you this morning. You may feel as if the things you are doing are unseen, and it's not until you reach Heaven will God reveal the impact your words and devotion will have." I mean talk about WOW right?
But it didn't stop there. That very same day, I got an email for a reader, that touched my heart.
Dear Sarah, I came across Little Sparrow Loved on Facebook, and I can't tell you how much I look forward to your posts everyday. I could be feeling really down, and then I read your latest post and remember how blessed I am. Thank you for letting me know that it's okay not to have it all together and that God loves me right where I am. - Kate.
So beautiful daughters of God, this is where my encouragement comes in. Whether you feel like your actions, kindness, drive and character aren't seen... think again. Hearing those words of encouragement were what I needed, but they did more than you can ever know. They caused me to focus on my Heavenly Father and remember that HE sees all. That even if one person came across Little Sparrow Loved, or my books, or even into my life for five minutes and I changed the course of their day, everything I am doing and sometimes questioning was/is worth it. Embrace the unseen impact that may be hidden from your eyes, and focus on putting out your very best to push forward in God's purpose for you. Because like I said above, God sees all.
And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward." - Matthew 10:42
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