Although we may not think of them as such, we’re all acquainted with “chair guys”.
You know, those precious people working behind the scenes. Preparing meals, cleaning kitchens, running sound systems, sending cards, shopping for fundraisers, or perhaps actually setting up chairs prior to the big event.
Yes, those who work hard for little or no recognition. Those are the chair guys. And without their contributions, the rest of us would not fair near as well.
So what if you’re the chair guy, but you’re longing for a little spotlight?
What if you’re in the spotlight, but you find yourself -for whatever reason- searching for a chair to hide behind?
And what if you’re the chair guy who has always been a chair guy, who is quite comfortable being a chair guy, yet you feel God calling you – maybe even pushing you a bit – to step out from behind those chairs into the light?
It’s difficult to step out of our comfortable areas.
Whether we’re most comfortable in the spotlight or behind the scenes doesn’t matter. When God calls us to tread into that unfamiliar place where our confidence and coziness are greatly lacking, He is actually inviting us to walk more closely with Him. To cross into a place which causes us to lean into Him a little more. A place which challenges us to dig deeper, hold tighter, and linger longer.
Friends, regardless of where we fit into God’s plan, He sees us. He loves us. We matter to Him. We have a purpose. Every single one of us has a job to do, and every single job we do is noticed by Him.
The key is tuning in to Him well enough to know where we need to be, when we need to be there. The beautiful thing is we don’t need all the answers up front. We simply need to walk with Him one step at a time, even if those steps seem tiny and insignificant.
So whether you’re moving chairs or standing on stage, please realize your heavenly Father is watching closely, listening intently, and smiling oh so happily. Why? Because He sees you, and you’re making a difference.