“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” (Colossians 3:23–24, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Not everyone will cross an ocean to a new country, learn a new language and adapt to a new culture to become a missionary. Not everyone will fill a pulpit or teach at a seminary. Not everyone will write a best-selling inspirational book. But God takes what we have and multiplies it into what we need to serve Him in whatever He has called us to do.
Do you have a small amount of flour and a little oil? God will make it last as long as it is needed. Do you only a couple small loaves and a few fishes? God can use it to feed a multitude. Are you the least in your clan in the least of the tribes? God can use you to free others. Maybe you are widow on a fixed income with only “two mites” to make it through the month, but you choose to give them to God. God is impressed by your richness towards Him. Or maybe you merely volunteer your time to mow the Church grounds. Even if no one else notices., God does. Perhaps you listen to small children recite their memory verses to make sure they remember them word-perfect. Who knows what that little might become because of that verse. He (or she) could be the next Billy Graham or Beth Moore.
The point is there is no talent, no task, no contribution to the Kingdom that is too small or insignificant if done as to the Lord. Offer to God whatever it is you have to give. He will make it count for more than you could ever imagine.
My Advice – Do not restrict this teaching to “Spiritual matters.” Take it into your workplace, your school and your neighborhoods. Because your ministry is not restricted to your Church.