Sometimes we feel like a wildflower growing in the forest. Living life day to day, seemingly unnoticed and unseen by the world. Alone in our thoughts, scrolling through social media and feeling like everyone else is seen but me.
Maybe we feel trapped by our circumstances, health, or finances. What contribution are we really making? Who will see us?
A quote from Oswald Chambers, a Christian minister from Scotland in the early 1900s, has helped me to think differently about my unseen life. He said, “Notice God’s unutterable waste of saints (believers) according to the judgement of the world. God plants his saints in the most useless places. We say — God intends me to be here because I am so useful. Jesus never estimated his life along the line of greatest use. God puts his saints where they will glorify him, and we are no judges at all of where it is.
Anna, in the Bible, became a widow after only seven years of marriage and went about life unseen until she was very old. Tabitha went about her small community doing good and showing kindness. The Bible gives us examples, but life gives us examples, too. I remember Jack, in a small town in western PA going about his community mowing lawns for widows. Linda going about her community making sure those unemployed had food to eat. Who has made an impact on your life as you observed their unseen life?
Right where you are, God knows you can make the most use for his glory. What unseen ways can you reach out today? Unsure? Ask God to prompt you as you go about your day. Our unseen life matters in a big way!