PRINCIPLE: “You need not be a miracle worker – just a faithful one.”
Because ‘success’ is often measured by numbers of people attracted to, or raving about, a particular endeavor, it is easy for us to go for the razzle-dazzle. Do the spectacular! Perform the unbelievable! Make a splash! And if we can throw in a few miracles along the way, that would cap it off nicely. Ever thought or felt that way?
Consider John 10:41: “Though John never performed a miraculous sign, all that John said about this man [Jesus] was true.” John the Baptist didn’t rely on, and may not have been gifted for, miracles. In fact, while he may have been intriguing to listen to, he might have been boring – the same message over and over again: “Repent!”“I tell you the truth: among those born of women there has not risen anyone grater than John the Baptist.” That’s all he tried to do – lead people to repentance. And he did it faithfully. He was so faithful, in fact, that Jesus later said (Matthew 11:11): Apparently Jesus looked more for faithfulness than flashiness.
So if you have a miracle up your sleeve, feel free to share it! But if not, that’s OK. Just be faithful to your job or calling. Just be faithful in working, teaching, preaching, and modeling Jesus. That’s all Jesus expects. Then maybe, one day, He’ll brag of you.