There are times when we feel small. We think everyone, except us, seems to have things they’re really good at. We think we may be lacking in the talent department, or that we don’t have enough inner drive, or that our job skills are less than another’s. Maybe we even pray that God will give us those things.
And maybe we get a little miffed at Him, too, because he hasn’t. We may even say, ” Then what am I supposed to be doing here?”
Well, shouldn’t we remember it’s possible that only one small act of our sincere concern for a loved one or neighbor can be BIG. In fact, it can actually change their world. And it can change ours, too, when we reach outside of ourselves.
When we reach out to help in some way we become an image of God for others. We allow others to see Christ in us. We are, after all, His hands and feet on Earth.
So what are we supposed to do here? Here’s what Jesus told Peter:
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter. “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?””
He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”
He then said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?”
Peter said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.”
Then Jesus said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and said to Jesus, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.”
Jesus replied, “Feed my sheep..”
Asking God to answer our prayers is good, and we should do that. But also, let’s remember that here on Earth we can be the instrument of answering someone else’s prayers as well.