Sunday Reflection: Be Used


Working as an Admin Assistant, in my younger years, I was responsible for assigning and managing student helpers, for our office. There were things we needed to consider as in the age and character of a student. When I became the one who chose the chosen, I added my own criteria to the list. I wanted students who were the “popular” and "not as popular"  kids from our school. I also wanted students who were outgoing and those who were shy. 

And…I wanted to pair the opposites together, in their assigned hour.

It was a challenge for me to direct the daily activities of completely different personalities, together. That's when I decided to let God use their own gifts to figure it out and I stepped back. Who could have imagined that an  introverted male student paired with a beauty queen, who had a kind and supportive heart, would get along so well and build each other up? Or what about a shy girl paired with a stronger personality girl? They became friends! Not best friends, but friends.

God often uses us to complement another even if it seems impossible. Be used!

" The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’" Matthew 25:40 (NIV) Read the entire chapter here.

Blessings,

Teresa
 
 

Comments

  1. That's the thing with school.....kids don't bother to get to know each other, really get to know each other. If they did there wouldn't be so much bullying and labeling. I didn't really develop a circle of friends till I was in junior high, and my elementary school years were rough. I came from a rural part of town, so my classmates only saw me from Sept to June. Not on the bus or after school or on weekends. I faked a lot of stomachaches to get out of recess, let me tell you.

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  2. I hated school - that I remember, why, I am not sure. But I agree, kids don't get to know one another, but then do adults?

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  3. Giving each a glimpse into personalities they'd never usually associate with, great idea indeed

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  4. What a wonderful message. Happy Sunday.

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  5. True. People who are too much the same don't have the some diverse strength as two very different people.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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