When You Feel Like What You Do Doesn't Matter

Originally published Monday, 07 October 2013.

As a single woman, I sometimes feel like nothing I do really matters. I get up in the morning, go to work and stare at a computer screen all day long only to go home, do a few routine things, go to bed and get up the next day to start again.

I am surrounded by Christian moms and dads who are bringing up their children in the Lord and I think what an amazing job they’re doing; I listen to missionaries and hear how they’re taking God’s Word all around the world; I read about people who have started charitable organizations that have grown to feed and clothe the masses. All of those things seem so big; all of those people seem to be doing so much for the kingdom of God.

I long to be a wife and a mom and to teach my children about Jesus, but since God hasn’t had that happen yet, I sometimes wonder if I’ve missed some opportunity, some mission He had for me that I overlooked. Because some days, my life feels pretty insignificant. I fear getting to the end of my life and never having done anything that really mattered.

But God reminds me through His Word that no matter how small something may seem here on earth, we can still bring Him glory through it.  

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” -1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV)

That is why I want to write … for Him … to bring Him the glory. I don’t have a blog with thousands of readers or hundreds of comments, but He reminded me recently it’s not about numbers or how successful it looks like to the outside world. He will let my words impact the people they need to.

So whether you feel like you’re doing something big or small, if you’re doing it for God, you’re bringing Him glory through it. And that matters.