“Am I doing enough? Am I making a difference?”
Maybe you’re not making as big an impact in your present circumstances as you’d like. But at least you’re there. Common sense make it clear that you make no impact at all where you are not. Your best option is to be the most, wherever you are. This pleases God.
“Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” – Jim Elliot
Ecuadorian Waodoni Indians murdered 28-year old missionary Jim Elliott and four companions January 8, 1956. His journal provides a hint of how he might summarize the meaning of life:
“God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him. Rest in this: it is His business to lead, command, impel, send, call or whatever you want to call it. It is your business to obey, follow, move, respond, or what have you.”
Losing Billy Graham
The Reverend Billy Graham died this morning. Surely there were moments when he asked himself, “Am I doing enough? Am I making a difference?”
He wasn’t always on the road preaching Jesus Christ and he wasn’t always home with his family. Those who knew him best have said, wherever he was, he was fully there.
Billy Graham said, “Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead—don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now.”
And he will be fully present with the Lord. Billy Graham is now all there.
Be all there
Be the most to your family, your community, your vocation.
- When you pray, be all there.
- When you listen, be all there.
- When you’re alone in silence, be all there.
Everything is a gift from God. Engage in what is near and needful.
Close your eyes in peace. In joy.
With the knowledge that today, you were fully present.
“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” – Colossians 3:17
William Franklin Graham, Jr, entered this world November 7, 1918, arrived in the Savior’s presence February 21, 2018. He knew how to be present in prayer, to listen fully, and to crave silent communion with His King.