Do What You Can

By the grace of God I am what I am.
             —1 Corinthians 15:10

Matthew Henry wrote: “Wherever the Providence of God casts us, we should desire and endeavor to be useful; and, when we cannot do the good we would, we must be ready to do the good we can.”

Your old high school or college yearbook displays pictures of some classmates who had big-time plans for their lives that never took shape. Some of your own ambitions may have ended up in the landfill of broken dreams.

I never heard Waylan make a talk or lead a prayer and never knew Helen to teach a Sunday School class. They wished they could, but they couldn’t. But they did what they could: visited hospital patients twice a week and had get-together dinners in their home every three months for the widows in their church.

If you can’t do what you would,
do what you can.

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