No Job Too Small

by: Brandy Heckford

A few months ago, our elementary school had to remove all of its door stoppers to comply with the fire marshal’s instruction that they were fire hazards.

The next day, great wailings of agony and frustration could be heard throughout the school. Class time was spent dealing with the inconvenience of all the closed doors as we scrounged to find anything to replace them. However, nothing was as efficient as the lost door stoppers. Teachers throughout the whole school were in such duress that at the end of the school day, the fire marshal was contacted, and he retracted his ruling.

The following day as I cheerfully looked down at the little brown door stopper, I thought to myself, “Isn’t this how people often feel? Insignificant, invisible and unappreciated?”

People can come to a place in their lives where they feel that they or their work is simply not important.
We can sometimes feel just like a door stopper, being kicked around and never getting any recognition for all their hard work. A sense of defeat and worthlessness can begin to set-in as ultimate dissatisfaction in life.

Whether you or the people around you recognize it, you and your role in this world are indeed important. Just as the elementary world fell apart without the door stopper, the world would certainly take notice if you were suddenly taken away.

The Lord has uniquely gifted us all with certain talents that only we can fulfill.  In 1 Corinthians 12:21-22 it says, “So the eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ Or again, the head can’t say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!’ But even more, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are necessary.”

Even if you feel like a tiny, dull, dumb door stop, know that your job—your gift—is from above and has purpose and worth. There’s no job too small.

You are not invisible

Brandy Heckford is a native of Duck Dynasty land (West Monroe, Louisiana). She is an elementary educator and enjoys getting to know and trying to inspire her students. She also loves spending precious time with her friends and family, and not least of all her dog, Cooper.

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