For the love of…
“There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude.”
― Robert Brault
There is perhaps no greater burden than to live and serve in an environment of ingratitude.
To not be notice, your effort unacknowledged, your contributions ignored, the credit you deserved stolen.
This is a hard cross to bear.
But sadly it is often the path upon which we must trod.
So what to do?
First, do what you do for the love of it. No matter how much your efforts and contributions are ignore and not noticed, your fingerprint remains. How others respond is a reflection on them, what you do is a reflection on you and love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:18). Do what you do for the love of doing it. There is joy and fulfillment in all things done for love.
But most importantly, do what you do for the love of God. The most lowly and unnoticed and unappreciated task, done for the love of God, is a noble act, a righteous deed, a masterpiece that will one day be revealed and applauded in Heaven.
The ONE THING for today: Do what you do for love…if gratitude and thanks come, consider that extra. If it doesn’t Heaven is awaiting.