Devotions from Fil Anderson’s book, Breaking the Rules

Mother Teresa said, “What I do you cannot do; but what you do I cannot do. The needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”   The woman who anointed Jesus did what she could.  Successful living is seeking, knowing, loving and obeying God.  But we live in a world that awards love and respect on the basis of possession, accomplishments and reputations. This desire to achieve only leaves us empty, disappointed and lonely. It is important that we realize our calling to follow Jesus is rooted in where we are, the gifts we’ve been granted and the challenges before us. “Each of us is unique, a one-of-a-kind expression of God’s unspeakable creativity.”   We have a calling that is uniquely ours. It is senseless to compare ourselves with others but instead we must learn to trust that we’ve already been given all that is needed to be the person God has called us to be in the world. Let us be who we are and embrace our uniqueness!  Then we can rejoice for the opportunities that are given us each day to do whatever we can.