Delivering my Sock Puppet Speech to the Needy...
I was having breakfast with a pastor when he began telling me what "true" men of God looked like. He named revivalists of times past, fiery preachers whose presence brought people under the conviction of sin. They truly were mightily used of God and I knew it. He spoke for a while about this and then stopped and smiled a smug smile at me. "That's what true men of God look like."
I knew what he was doing as I have encountered this many times now. I very calmly gave him my "sock puppet" speech.
Everyone has a different part to play in the kingdom. The woman with sock puppets leading children to Christ in her Sunday school class is every bit as important as the fiery, angry preacher that seems so serious about God. Maybe even more so.
There are many people out there who will judge the work God has given you as frivolous and unimportant. Just remember we have but one to please and it isn't the one whose ministry it is to denigrate others. Stay true to the course! God is using you.
And by the way... enjoy the journey!