When you’re feeling useless
Friends, don’t compare your resources or abilities to anybody else’s, they are yours and they are enough.
I know that many people with chronic illness feel like they are no longer useful, that they have lost all purpose and can no longer contribute to society, but that is just not true!
God has given you unique gifts and talents, even if you don’t recognise them as such. They serve a purpose wherever you are in life. Ministry happens not only in church on Sundays, or on foreign missions in deserted villages, it happens wherever you are:
In the supermarket, online, in your building, on the bus – wherever you are in Christ, whatever you do, you can be a light and touch hearts like nobody else could. Your unique experience and circumstances put you in the position to understand and empathise in a way that others could not. You can reach people nobody else can.
Your everyday life has a purpose you might never fully comprehend, but rest assured that even the worst of circumstances can be turned around or used by God to bring about good to you or those around you.
Bloom where you are planted.
You might not have loads of money or energy or the ability to do many activities to help others, but you have love, kindness, leadership skills, creative ideas, time to listen, advice to give, and a life to live in victory despite the hardships that you face – a testimony and encouragement to those who watch your journey daily.
Use what you have.
God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called. You can serve God and others anywhere, in so many ways, you have so much potential and so much to offer – you are enough.