November 11

Written by Bill Grandi on November 11th, 2021

One of the phrases I despise the most is “I’m justa.” You know how it goes; you hear it all the time. “I’m justa housewife.” “I’m justa stay-at-home mom.” “I’m justa plumber.” “I’m justa garbage collector.” “I’m justa (fill in the blank).”

I hear it a lot. Well, I used to hear it a lot more than I do now. I started interrupting people, stopping them dead in their tracks. I even interrupted them as they talked saying, “You aren’t justa.”

No one is. One of the the great things about being a follower of Jesus is that no one is insignificant, nor is what one does. I remember a book by Francis Schaeffer called No Little People, No Little Places. That about sums it up. With God nothing anyone does for Him is too little or too insignificant.

I like what Bob Goff wrote:

Following Jesus looks different for each of us…He didn’t create us to fit into a mold that would have us all turn out the same.  (#315-p.366)

The Bible has something to say about that as well. For its take on the whole matter, check out I Corinthians 12. No one is “justa.” No one does the insignificant. We all must follow God on the path He laid out for us. Me. You.

“Father, what I do from day to day may seem small to some. But not to You. It has importance to You because I am important to You. Use what I do to glorify You.”


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Great reminder, Bill! I needed that this morning. Thanks!

  2. Ryan S says:

    I need to be reminded that my “day job” is really just a front for my real job which is to be like Jesus to those I encounter every day. That takes what some might consider insignificant and makes it most significant. I agree with Diane, great reminder this morning!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      That is a good thought Ryan. Our “day job” versus our real job. I need to remember that as well…no matter what I do for a “day job.”

  3. Ed says:

    I never really gave it much thought as to what I am… I guess that I need to, as Diane says.. remind myself every day.

  4. It’s vital to remember that each of us is valued and precious in the eyes of God.
    Blessings, Bill!