Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.
Mahatma Gandhi

(ornament / Julie Cook / 2014)

Weighted down and burdened,
buried underneath the debris of our lives
Dreams, hopes and ideas fall to the wayside
Where went the passion, the drive, the fight?
When did we lose our voice?

There was a time when optimism ruled the day.
Confidence had its swagger.
Purpose and direction lead the way.
Nothing seemed impossible.

Then one morning we woke up and were at a loss for words.
We’d given up on our thoughts, our input, our gumption.
It didn’t seem to matter much anymore?

Insignificant, unimportant?
Tiny and so very small, no longer willing to fight


Beloved, be not discouraged.
Be not sorrowful nor faint of heart.

For I knew you before time began.
I saw your hopes and dreams long before they were felt or thought.
I knew the ending long before you even took your first step

The way was never promised to be smooth nor easy.
There were always going to be obstacles, hills and valleys.
For the bond between you and I had been severed long ago and you had been lost to me, forever.
Yet I loved you too much to ever lose you.

I fought a battle to bring you home that sadly was not without cost
For you alone I had to give away a part of myself
Yet I gave it freely
Your days may be difficult, your voice seemingly small
Yet I promised I would never leave you and with me, you will always be strong.

8 comments on “Insignificant

  1. lorriebowden says:

    This hit me in my heart! My Mom is struggling right now in a private fight…whether to live. I have pushed my thoughts and beliefs on her this past week, but realize now that it is her life…and her decision and her relationship with God. Thank you for your beautiful reminder as I type this comment through tears ❤

    • Lorrie I am so sorry for the pain you as well as your mom are going through right now—the dark valley you are both walking through. Many years ago I watched my mom also struggle with a decision to fight or not—I would, I would think, choose to fight, but as I was not my mom, I had to come to terms with her seemingly sad decision to quit and give up.
      As individuals we each have an individual relationship with God. We never know what that is like for others—and we never know, at that moment when one’s leaves this world, what the encounter with the God of the Universe is like—of chances and opportunities still offered—He did promise never to leave us—it’s just that the journey is not promised to be smooth.
      My prayers are with both you and your mom—prayers of peace and healed hearts and spirits. . .

      • lorriebowden says:

        Hi Julie,
        Thank you so much for your heartfelt response. I can tell that you have full understanding of the life situation I now find myself in. I realized just this morning that I am walking in fear and that the way I am trying to control everything is a useless activity that is actually causing me more stress than helping….not to mention what I must be causing for my Mom. Thank you….thank you so much for your loving encouragement!! ❤

  2. Lynda says:

    The post is a beautiful confirmation of God`s love for each of us. The comments resonate with me because over 37 years ago my father decided to go to be with the Lord. I know he made that decision and Julie, perhaps that is how your mother felt. Whereas, we who want a person to live feel that she or he is giving up, perhaps that person is just drawn to move to the next step in life and be totally with the Lord. Lorrie, I know none of the details of your mother and her relationship with God but perhaps she is weary and she just wants to rest in the arms of Jesus. You are right in feeling sad but you have also acknowledged that it is “her decision and her relationship with God“. Blessings and prayers for you and your mother Lorrie.

  3. I sure needed to hear this today. Thank you for this and the reminder that we are never insignificant in His eyes! Love you much, N ❤

  4. lljostes says:

    A wonderful gift of encouragement today. Thank you so much, Julie! Hugs ~ Laura

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