I have come to realize that, most of the time, the small things make bigger differences in people’s lives, than big things. Think about it. Doesn’t it make your day when you’re walking along on the sidewalk and find money? How about when you’ve had a tough day, either working or driving around doing errands, and you come home to find a clean house and a home-cooked meal? Or how about when you’re going through the drive-thru and find that somebody paid for your meal? And what about when someone leaves you an encouraging note when (and where) you least expect it? These things make your day just a little bit brighter, right? You STILL remember them instances, right? THAT’S what I’m talking about. You still remember them because it was when you were feeling down, and when you just couldn’t see what was going on in your life that was good that day. That’s what God does for you. He sends blessings to you, so many that you probably don’t even know what half of them are.
How about when we do something for someone else? When you’ve turned their sadness into happiness, does it make you happy, too? How about when you’re there for a shoulder to cry on? Or to lend an ear that’ll just listen, when they just need to talk? How about when there is someone ahead of you that really wants to get some food, or maybe a present for someone, and they realize that they’re short? When you help them out, can you tell that it brightens their day? Does it brighten your day, too? What about your neighbor who can’t mow their lawn, or shovel their driveway, when you do that extra work for them, do you feel good? That’s what our Heavenly Father WANTS us to do. To be a servant. For it is said:
Always give yourselves to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. -1 Coronthians 15:58b NIV
When you put in the hard work for other people, for absolutely nothing but to make THEM feel good, it does NOT go unnoticed by God. When you do what seem like menial tasks, your reward is just that much greater when you go to Heaven. You could look at it another way, too. God sent His one and only son to die on the Cross for us, for our sins. His son, Jesus Christ, said himself that he will be preparing a room for each and every one of us in His Father’s mansion, in OUR Father’s mansion. So, what are you going to do to work for that room? God wants each and every one of us to be up there with Him, and walk with Him, but if we’re not willing to work to put food on the table, to take care of our families, and, most importantly, to help people in need, then what are we even doing here? What was the point of Him even putting us here on this Earth? Out of all of the things that God could’ve dome or made, why did He make us? He made us, so we could be servants to Him and to each other. Back to the reward/rewards, when we do things out of love, and do things that pleases God, down here on Earth, don’t you notice that your life becomes just that much better? That you’re getting things that you could’ve NEVER dreamed of asking? Those are the things that God is giving you because you’re pleasing Him.
The point I am trying to make? No matter how menial the task, it IS important. I know, I know. How can mowing the lawn or shoveling the driveway be IMPORTANT? Think about it. If YOU didn’t do it, who else would? For free? I know lately it seems like what everyone wants is money, for anything and everything, but why don’t YOU be that person that shows that there ARE people out there who are willing to do stuff just for the gratification of doing it? Why not just do the “menial” task just to brighten someone’s day? Why not show that YOU are a Child of GOD?