Insignificant

This word and all of its synonyms was the one I chose to eliminate.  God does not consider anyone insignificant.  Nor does God trivialize the ministries that the baptized are called to do, no matter how simple or small they seem. But by the world’s standards the ministries God has called me to are scoffed at as insignificant because they do not bring in money, they do not involve or effect large numbers of people and they are done quietly. When I listen to the world’s condemnation of these ministries I begin to doubt myself and my call. I stop doing these ministries. Then I begin to feel guilty because I am not serving God as I should.  It becomes a circle of despair. When eliminating these words and substituting words like significant, God given and important I become strengthened to continue ministering.

Elizabeth

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