Friday, March 13, 2009

God's Plan for Us

Carol has a wonderful post today over at Charli and Me.

She quoted a reflection from Bishop Ken Untener that offers an excellent view of our role in God's plan. The ending, in particular, was an eye opener:

We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.
This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way,
an opportunity for God's grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end result, but that is the difference
between the master builder and the worker.
We are workers, not Master Builders, ministers, not Messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own. Amen

I often wonder if what I am doing for God is "enough" or "the right thing", mainly because the results are often unseen. But Bishop Untener puts things in the proper perspective. We should stop worrying about the "how much" and keep doing what we do best. God has given us all a role in His master plan and our goal should be to execute that role as best we can.

It reminds me of a comment I heard a few weeks ago. A visiting priest told us to remember that God puts everyone right where he wants them to help promote his Kingdom. Our role might not be to preach to the masses or lead a religious community. Instead, our role might be to just change one person's life, or one family members perspective. That might be God's calling for us, and He has chosen other folks to take care of other tasks.

Thanks again, Carol, for sharing that post. And keep up the great blog!

God Bless.


Anne said...

Yes I seen that prayer also and I just loved it. That's very comforting to hear what the priest said on a previous comment. We need to remind ourselves that God does love each and everyone of us and that we are all important in his eyes and that we all have purpose in building up the kingdom of God. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Michael ♥ I really liked that prayer and wanted to share it.
You know how much I love to come here. Your blog is so inspiring to me.
I think GOD loves the fact that He is in blogland here with all of us :>)

the booklady said...

Thanks Michael!

I'm going to print this off and give it to my oldest daughter. She's struggling with this issue in particular right now. Hmmmm...come to think of it, maybe I should print off one for her mom, who has been wrestling with this all her life! Lenten Blessings!

Happy Catholic said...

Hi Michael

You left me a msg regarding a post on my blog about St. Joseph's joys and sorrows. Just wanted you to know that I will say special prayers for you at the National Shrine of St. Joseph today, his feast day.

May God Bless you always!!

Michael said...

Thank you all of you. I love reading your comments and knowing that - like Carol said - God is here with us in blogland.

(HC - thank you for your prayers. They are much appreciated!)