• Julie Busler

You Matter

The quote in the graphic is from a message I received a few days ago, and a repeated theme I hear from those in this online community. I’ve learned that when something unexpected causes us to leave one ministry, it’s not necessarily an end of our ability to minister, it’s a shift in recipients.

God is love. God loves the orphan as much as He loves the Hindu. He loves the psychiatric hospital patient as much as He loves the doctor. He loves the business man as much as He loves homeless man. God loves the village woman in China as much as the affluent woman in the country club. God loves the children under your roof as much as the unreached people in the jungle. Wherever you are, be there with purpose.

For some reason, there are ministries that naturally sound more important. We can feel like we are being used by God in mighty ways when we are serving at a refugee center overseas, but forget the powerful ministry to the children, husband, or family under our own roof.

There is beauty in your ministry. Maybe you feel like you’ve been sidelined because you aren’t at a pulpit preaching the Good News. That fellow patient in the hospital who you told “I’m struggling too, but Jesus is helping me” is just as important as any healthy person in the pew. Whatever circumstances God has placed you in have been providentially ordered. When we choose contentment, no matter where we are, we can get busy being a blessing to others while declaring “The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance” Psalms‬ ‭16:6‬.

Don’t doubt your influence in this world. Your illness does not define you, Jesus does. Maybe your place of ministry has changed, but your worth has not. The boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places for you. You matter.

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