You Are A Hero for God!
“Paul, an apostle of Jesus, by the will of God…”
– Colossians 1:1
In the ’80s Bonnie Tyler sang…
“I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night
He’s gotta be strong
And he’s gotta be fast
And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I’m holding out for a hero ’til the morning light
He’s gotta be sure
And it’s gotta be soon
And he’s gotta be larger than life!
Larger than life”
Doctors and nurses would never consider themselves to be heroes, but during this awful pandemic, they have become our heroes. People all around the world have been showing love and appreciation for first responders and yet I know many of them don’t see themselves as heroes! After all, how can a nurse who changes the bedpan of a patient see herself as a hero? How can a doctor who orders x-rays see herself as a hero? They may not be heroes in their own eyes, but they are certainly heroes in our eyes.
When Paul wrote his letter to the church in Colossae, He said he was an apostle by God’s will. The word “will” in Greek is “Thelema” which means “Of what God wishes, determines, desires, pleases to be done by us.” In other words, God took great delight, pleasure, and satisfaction in Paul being an apostle.
Did you know it is God’s will, desire, pleasure, and delight that you are a mom, a dad, a teacher, a doctor, a nurse, a pastor, a wife, a husband, a single person? It is God’s will, desire, and pleasure that you live in the roles He has set before you.
Does it feel heroic to wipe a baby’s bottom or wipe the nose of a baby? Does it feel heroic to put your child in your lap as you read to them? Does it feel heroic to change the bedpan of a patient? Probably not, but know that God takes great pleasure in seeing you fulfilling the roles He’s set before you. You are God’s hero when you do the mundane to serve your family, your workplace, your church and your community. Take heart!
Pray: Lord, give me the eyes to see the insignificant things I do as significant in Your eyes. Help me to faithfully serve You in the roles You’ve given me.
Director of Women’s Ministries
First Baptist Broken Arrow | Community Baptist Coweta