We spend a fitful night, woken by one another’s nightmares, minds buzzing with the next day’s plans. I’m relieved when five o’clock rolls around and we can begin whatever this day holds for us. We eat a mishmash of our remaining food—canned peaches, crackers, and snails—leaving one can of salmon for Tigris as meager thanks for all she’s down. The gesture seems to touch her in some way. Her face contorts in an odd expression and she flies into action…. In the end, we look exactly like the refugees fleeing the rebels.
“Never underestimate the power of a brilliant stylist,” says Peeta. It’s hard to tell, but I think Tigris might actually blush under her stripes.
Never underestimate the power of anyone who works for the Lord and not for man—no matter their gifts, skill, or occupation. I’ve noticed that sometimes the “least” gifts have the biggest impact when worked for God. Gifts that most of us turn our noses up at.
I believe that anyone who has a heart for God can do just about any work—painting nails, pastoring, housekeeping, acting, writing, reading—and bless others in bigger ways than just what their occupation or title may be. I think, and feel free to disagree, that our purpose in life is to show love to others. Not just our love, but God’s love. And, I believe, God gives us certain passions, talents, professions to reach and love on others in those passions, talents, professions. Even if it is for fandoms like Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Twilight, and Star Wars.
So, never underestimate the power you can have when you do what you do for the Lord and not for man. When you do what you do for others so they can feel His love.
That is what makes what we do matter—how loved by us and by God people feel because of the way we do what we do.
And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. ~ Colossians 3:17 (NLT)