Sometimes you won’t hear the “thank you” that you think you deserve. Sometimes you won’t even get to see the response that you desire. Sometimes you may think that your effort and time was in vain, but I promise you it wasn’t. Kindness and love does not go unnoticed. Sometimes it just takes time to penetrate through the barriers that life has created.
Don’t give up. Don’t stop being light in the darkness. Don’t stop being the change that the world needs. Don’t stop because you don’t see what you expected to see. Masterpieces don’t happen over night. Beautiful paintings take time.
God has a plan for me, for you and for the crazy world that we live in. He sees your hurt. He sees your pain. He hears your cries. He hears your pleas and He knows your heart. Just because things aren’t going exactly as you planned or you don’t see what you thought you would see doesn’t mean that you should give up.
Maybe you need to push a little harder. Maybe you need to focus on your primary calling. Be the change the world needs. It’s time for you to shine brighter as you let God work through you. There are so many broken, hurting, confused, and lost people all around you. It’s time you take off your blinders. It’s time you start looking at people with God’s eyes. It’s time for you to get back to the basics. Stop focusing on the future. Focus on the now, the people God placed in your life, and in the location that God has placed you in.
You can’t expect the world to be a better place if you aren’t willing to pull up your sleeves and start working to make a difference. You can’t say one thing and do another thing because that is called hypocrisy. If you think the world needs more love then start sharing it. If you think the world needs more kindness be kind. Be the friend that you seek. Be the welcoming one. Be loving. Be Brave. Be strong. Be bold. Embrace others. Support people. Guide others and whenever you get the opportunity share the gospel because there is nothing that provides hope like Jesus does.