The other night I was annoyed to be walking the dog because I thought it was my husband's job. Along the way a little boy of 10 was on his way home and a car was following him. He asked me to walk him home which I did. Pretty quickly my attitude changed. Will God use me when I feel inconvenienced? Would my attitude been different to begin with if I knew I was going to run into a little kid who needed help?
This got me thinking that our effect on others is monumental... can be monumental.God knows our every step and thought. (Proverbs 5:21a) My attitude should have been very different. Its hard to be kind and tenderhearted (Eph 4:32) when my heart isn't right. That night with the lil boy, it wasn't hard to be kind and tenderhearted b/c I clearly saw that he needed help. I don't always see that people around me need anything... I clearly see now. I hope this helps me to be content whether I'm walking the dog or doing something I think my boss shouldn't have asked me to do b/c "it's not my job". Sometimes it just is my job this time, so, why be upset about it, I need to be doing all things as unto the Lord. It's truly a small thing in comparison to what Jesus did for me in dying for my sins on the cross. I was reminded of this daily this week by thecatholic friends I work with had mass everyday leading up to Easter. It really blessed me to hear them explain why we should be grateful for Jesus did for us.