Sometimes I wish that. But I know that’s not reality.
I think my selfish soul wants that......to be away.....to not have to help anyone else but myself.....to live in “my own little world where it hardly ever rains.”
But, when I really start to think about my life, I want it to look like more than a “perfect little world” from the outside looking in. I want people to know what I’m awful at, what I struggle with, but I also want people to know what I dream about, what I wish for, what my heart desires.
It seems to me that the world often wants to silence us. The media and the news don’t want to know about the everyday people. Instead we hear stories that don’t matter about people we’ll never meet. Yet, we’re infatuated with them.
Let me ask you this....What if you did something great? What if you made a difference?
Sometimes I want to live far away so I don’t have to feel like there is anything “great” that needs to be done.
We often become stuck on the idea that whatever we do won’t really make a difference. But, if you see a need that you can fill in any capacity, you will make a difference. Great things don’t have to be huge things. Great things can be simple things done through love and compassion for others.
Are we willing to love others? It’s the second greatest Commandment in the Bible: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
My prayer for all of us this week is that He will open our eyes and our hearts to the needs around us and give us the confidence and guidance to go out and do great things.
And even in the smallest things, may you be great.....
.....day 215 of a year of writing.....