You are important.
When I was in college, I had a friend/dorm mate who was part of a play in U.P. Diliman. She was very happy about it. Every night, she would arrive in the dorm late because they had to rehearse for the play. She even asked for a special pass from the dorm management because the practice usually ended at past 1am and our dorm curfew was at 12 midnight.
Finally, the big day came. She gave me and my best friend (also a dorm mate) two complimentary tickets. My best friend and I were so happy and proud of our friend as we excitedly watched the play. The play was live for about 30 minutes and Act 2 was about to begin but we haven’t seen our friend yet.
Suddenly, the lights dimmed. And then we saw people in black pants and long sleeves running as fast as they could. They hurriedly changed the props and they had to move fast because they shouldn’t be visible to the audience. My best friend and I looked closely and there we saw our common friend! She was one of the people in black whose role was to change the props.
We couldn’t help but laugh. So all those nights that she arrived in the dorm late, she did for that “role”?! Of course, to our friend, she felt very much part of the play.
For some reasons, God has a great sense of humor in teaching things. Last year, I was very busy preparing for our company Christmas Party presentation. For two weeks in a row, my colleagues and I stayed in the office till way past dinner time. There were some dinner and meetings (after work) that I had to cancel in lieu of the office Christmas presentation.
Yet on the presentation itself, you won’t even see me on stage. The truth is, I was back stage, taking care of the head phones used as props, securing the hoody jackets that my male colleagues used, and helping the female colleagues change costumes and shoes!
To the audience, I won’t even count. Yet, I felt very much part of the presentation. I knew how important my roles were no matter how tiny and immaterial they may seem. Then I remembered about my college friend who was part of the play and all I could say was, “Yes! I learned my lesson, God!”
In the same way, your task may seem unimportant to other people. Don’t fret. Perhaps they are just not aware how important your contribution is. Always remember, You are important! There is something that YOU and only YOU could do. 🙂 And so quoting Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord and not for men.”
Have an Inspiring Monday! 🙂
Got a story to share that made you realize how important you are? Kindly share in the comments.
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