When you're small, they'll dismiss you.
When you're growing, they'll criticize you.
When you're large, they'll resent you.
So . . .
and get on with whatever
God has told YOU to do.
You're a newbie, a wannabe, a fledgling, a flunky
Your ideas and dreams and hopes are ridiculed
as impossible or
stupid, and maybe even
Yet you persist . . .
Then you suddenly find yourself
as a co-laborer, maybe
low on the totem pole,
one who is inexperienced but somehow
made it this far
And THEN . . .
you've kept at it, plugging away,
plodding YOUR path,
the way GOD would have you go.
And you see the resentment,
the jealousy sometimes,
the sniffing and whispering
from those who wish they were doing as well
But it doesn't matter.
What does matter is doing God's special work
he planned for YOU!
That's what counts.
That's what's important.