I'm kind of in one of those blah moods lately where everything seems pretty meaningless and I could care less about the things I really need to do.
I read this online today from John Piper's book on Ruth and I couldn't help but feel the weightiness of obedience. I was reminded that even when I feel pretty insignificant God is perfecting a significant plan through me for His glory, and I should be humbled to be a participant.
“God’s purposes for his people is to connect us to something far greater than ourselves. God wants us to know that when we follow him, our lives always mean more than we think they do. Naomi had no idea in the land of Moab that God was making her the ancestor of the Messiah. For the Christian there is always a connection between ordinary events of life and the stupendous work of God in history.
Everything we do in obedience to God, no matter how small, is significant. It is part of a cosmic mosaic that God is painting to display the greatness of his powers and kingdom to the world and to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places (Ephesians 3:10). A deep satisfaction of the Christian life is that we are not given over to trifles. Serving a widowed mother in law, gleaning in a field, falling in love, having a baby—for the Christian these things are connected to eternity. They are part of something so much bigger than they seem" (p. 121).