Do you ever feel like what you do does not matter? And maybe you tell yourself, "I am not the ___. So what does it matter?" You fill in the blank. As I read about the choosing of seven leaders full of faith and the spirit to become table servers in Acts 6 so the disciples could devote themselves to prayer and the Word, I noticed that after praying over the seven table servers we are told, "So the Word of God spread. The number of disciples increased..."
Do you see how each person's part is so important? Seven full of faith and spirit led people can make a huge difference as a table server. We might wonder, Is this because it gave the disciples more time to pray, study, and share? Or is it because the seven are so full of faith and spirit led that they are doing the ministry where they are as they serve?
I would like to say, "Yes!" to both!
The first table server mentioned was Stephen. Stephen was so full of God's grace and power that great wonders and signs came from him and people noticed. Opposition arose against him. Yet, the opposition could not stand up against Stephen's wisdom so they plotted against him and stoned him to death.
Stephen was a table serving Saint! And the first Christian martyr written about in Acts.
Do you get it? Whereever you go there you are! Whatever you do you are supposed to be! Give what you have as you go. It is never about the position. It is about who you are as you do!
If we humble ourselves and ask by faith for the Holy Spirit to fill us with His presence, power, and grace. He will answer, "Yes!" That is a prayer God will not say, "No!" to if we seek to do it for His glory.
Beloved, you matter right where you are, right where you are at! God will use you if you ask.
Do you live your life right where you are so full of faith and the Spirit of God so that the Word of God spreads because of you?
And if yes! I imagine there is a bit of shine on your countenance!