Purpose is found in those quiet
moments when no one but God
sees the work of your hands.
~ Time-Warp Wife
Late Saturday night I discovered that Reshaping it All had hit the New York Times best-sellers list, coming in at number thirteen for its category.
Hands trembled, thoughts swirled, lips ran dry as I dialed Candace Cameron Bure. Could it be true? Could God possibly bestow that much grace on a broken woman like me? There is nothing I’ve ever done to deserve such an honor, nor will ever do to measure up. I’m a grade 12 English flunky, who was gifted with a passion to write.
With the Academy Awards looming over the weekend the famous quote, “I’m just trying to matter,” by June Carter Cash came to mind. Those words were echoed in the 2006 acceptance speech for best-actress by Reece Witherspoon.
But does it matter? Does any of this matter? Do I really need to make my mark on the world? No. I already matter to a God who loved me before I loved Him. One who cared enough to send His son to die for my sins so that I might live. He’s all that matters. There isn’t a red carpet, a trophy, or a list that could elevate us to a place any higher than that.
And YOU matter. Right where you are; right at this moment. You were created and are loved by an almighty God. That’s what really matters in this mixed-up world of fame and fortune. Purpose is found in those quiet moments when no one but God sees the work of your hands.
Am I happy? Of course I am. Who wouldn’t be grateful to receive such a blessing from the Lord. I was able to co-author a book with a Hollywood star, and now that same book has given me the title of a “New York Times best-selling author.” Nothing I would have ever dreamed up for myself. It’s all a gift through His amazing unwavering grace. Not deserved, yet bestowed. Thank you, Lord.
The day will come when I take my last breath, bow for the last curtain call, and leave this world on my journey to home. And when that day comes self gratification will be nothing but dust in the wind. It’s His mark I desire to leave on this world, not my own.
You are loved by an almighty God,
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