I am too small to make a difference.
In contrast to others I am insignificant.
I don’t have any grandiose offering to give to someone else.
I don’t have enough followers.
I don’t have enough readers.
I am not enough.
While I was at Blissdom I got to witness several times a blogger going up to another blogger and saying, “I wanted to meet you more than anything! I am probably your biggest fan. I remember when you wrote ‘x'”
Then after they had parted ways, the “famous” blogger would exclaim, “I’m nobody. I hardly have any readers. I can’t believe they thought I was someone special.”
Insert our innate ability to cut ourselves down to a small size when in fact, we shine brightly in our own way. Yet, because we don’t view ourselves as big enough or good enough, we think of ourselves as insignificant.
There is a parable in the Bible that reminds me of this.
In the temple a wealthy man gave a percentage of his wealth in an offering. It was a great amount and he was proud of what he gave. Next to him was a poor woman and she gave just two coins. The wealthy man scoffed at the woman’s offering. His was so much more significant than hers.
Yet, her offering was greater. She gave all she had.
Size doesn’t matter.
It’s like that in our lives. If you want to be significant, you must give all of yourself to your skill.
The women at the conference felt so small because they were comparing themselves against the ones they thought were giving more.
Yet, because one day they sat down and wrote with 100% of themselves, they became powerful in someone else’s definition.
In our lives if we give all of the gifts we were given, you are giving big.
If you are a writer, give your all when you are writing. Write Dangerously.
If you are a teacher, give all of you when you are teaching. Teach Courageously.
If you are an artist, give all of yourself into your creation. Create Recklessly.
If you are a doctor, give all of yourself to your patients. Advocate Compassionately.
If you are a parent, live fully in each moment. Nurture Generously.
The size of what you give is irrelevant. The amount of YOU in your gift makes you paramount.
SIZE DOESN’T MATTER!