Sometimes we get discouraged because we aren’t acknowledged, noticed or appreciated, even though what we have to offer is just as important, or more important than those who get noticed. But, think about this…Every beautiful building needs a strong foundation, but who notices the foundation?
When we see a beautiful brick home, everyone notices the bricks, but no one notices or appreciates the mortar holding it together.
Who says, “Wow look at that beautiful mortar”!
No, we say, “Look at those beautiful bricks”! “Look at that beautiful building!” The cornerstone may have the glory of the names, and the bricks may be beautiful, but no one would see either if it weren’t for the mortar supporting and holding.
Some of us are bricks and some of us are mortar. Some of us are an architectural roof, and some of us are the foundation. We have been placed in some relationships to hold them up, and hold them together.
Rather than complain, we should recognize that it’s an anointing and an honor.
Christ is our foundation.
David couldn’t have been the mighty warrior that he was without his armor bearer.
There were many disciples and people martyred for the Gospel, and we don’t even know their names.
If you feel you bear the emotional, financial, physical, or spiritual WEIGHT in some of your relationships, then maybe that’s your PURPOSE in those relationships. Maybe that marriage, family, church or organization wouldn’t remain together if it wasn’t for your strength. Romans 15:1 says, We who are strong must bear the infirmities/failings of the weak and not please ourselves.
Let’s stop complaining if we aren’t noticed or appreciated. Let’s stop complaining if we are bearing the weight in some our relationships, and always remember to thank God for those who are holding us up. If you get upset and fall apart…everything your holding together and supporting may collapse.