No Attention?

When you see persons constantly checking the wristwatch, table/wall clock, it’s most likely they are trying to keep up with an appointed time. Otherwise, no one really spends every second, minute, even hour checking the time. People go about their various activities, attending to their various businesses and engagements, while the wristwatch, table/wall clock ticks away, without much notice.

You must have experienced those moments, when you probably sat at your desk in the morning, busy with work, and at some point, decided to glance at your watch/clock only to discover time had really flown by. Those moments, you think to yourself, “was it not just a while ago I sat down to do some work?,” and you wonder how time disappeared so fast. Well, not paying (constant) attention to your watch/clock did not stop it from doing its work effectively, neither did your lack of attention make it irrelevant or insignificant. It was there, doing its work (even when it lacked attention), and ‘controlling’ your activities, as it were (when it’s time to leave your desk, you’d do so, almost automatically, without protest).

Here’s what I am driving at: sometimes, it may seem like you are not noticed; your efforts may not be (constantly) applauded; others may get more attention than you do; it might seem like you are obscure with no one paying conspicuous attention to you; and you may become discouraged, thinking you are inconsequential and insignificant. Hear this, “you need to trash that thought because like the watch/clock, the lack of attention (perceived or real) does not hinder your effectiveness, neither does it diminish your relevance or significance.”

Moses was a fugitive living in obscurity. To his people, he was out of existence and forgotten but God was watching. When it was time, he hit the spotlight. David was in the wilderness and doing a terrific job of tending his father’s sheep but no one noticed or applauded him, yet God took notice of him and in good time, brought him to limelight. Never mind, if no one pays attention to you or what you are doing now; God is paying careful attention. In His books, you are as relevant and significant as any other and in time, He will announce you.

“Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not for people.” Colossians 3:23 (NET)

“For it is not the person who commends himself who is approved, but the person the Lord commends.” 2Corinthians 10:18 (NET)

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