Post 27 Behind the scenes

How many times in your walk with God have you felt insignificant and that what you are doing just doesn’t really matter?  Really! Everything we do matters!  You just need to see it as God sees it. 

Do you realize that the Bible is full of unknow people that did great and mighty things behind the scenes?  These people were important then, and they are important to our understanding now.  You might not know their names but they were just as important as the mighty men and women you do know about in the Bible. 

But first lets look at people behind things in our own life:  What about the doctor’s staff who gets things ready for the doctor, the ones who make appointments, and the ones who make sure your insurance is billed so you aren’t stuck with a bill.  What about when you go to the grocery store?  The ones who grow the food, box the food, take the food to market by land and sea?  What about the people who check in the food and put it on the shelf and make sure it is fresh?  What about the cashiers?  What about when you are in the hospital and you have nurses to care for you, or the people who cook your food and bring it to you?  What about the pharmacy there that makes sure you get the right medicine?  What about school?  What about the teachers that have to teach you and behind the scenes always learning, preparing, and trying to help the kids.  What about the airplane you get on?  The people who made the plane, fix the plane, gas the plain, fill it with gas, bring food and drink on the plane and had to prepare it.  What about the luggage people and the ones who got  your tickets and gave you the right seats.  What about those that checked you in and try their hardest to keep bad people off your plane so you can arrive safely.  This list is endless people.  There are always people behind the scenes we think very little about but they greatly help us. 

What about the prayer warriors when you ask for prayers that lift you up before the Lord.  You might have asked your pastor to pray…but if he is a good pastor then he will have many other people also praying for your needs as well.  You might never know or meet them but behind the scenes they are praying for you. 

What about people in the Bible who worked behind the scenes you know very little about.  You had kings out there but behind the scenes people kept their castles clean, cooked, shopped, watched after property and people.  They had armies and those caring for their things, and animals or equipment.  You had people making weapons and many other things yet we just see the king and somehow think everything just was done…but they had people behind the scenes.

1 Corinthians 12:4-6   4 There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.


In the Bible, God placed many people behind the scenes to do things you might not even have thought about. We are each given gifts to be used.  Some will go out into the world and look and be mighty men and women of God, while others you won’t see whose job is just as important just in a different way.

Acts 9:36-43 New Living Translation Regarding Dorcas

36 There was a believer in Joppa named Tabitha (which in Greek is Dorcas[a]). She was always doing kind things for others and helping the poor. 37 About this time she became ill and died. Her body was washed for burial and laid in an upstairs room. 38 But the believers had heard that Peter was nearby at Lydda, so they sent two men to beg him, “Please come as soon as possible!”

39 So Peter returned with them; and as soon as he arrived, they took him to the upstairs room. The room was filled with widows who were weeping and showing him the coats and other clothes Dorcas had made for them. 40 But Peter asked them all to leave the room; then he knelt and prayed. Turning to the body he said, “Get up, Tabitha.” And she opened her eyes! When she saw Peter, she sat up! 41 He gave her his hand and helped her up. Then he called in the widows and all the believers, and he presented her to them alive.

42 The news spread through the whole town, and many believed in the Lord. 43 And Peter stayed a long time in Joppa, living with Simon, a tanner of hides.

What Dorcas/Tabatha did was not move mountains or fight battles on the field, but what she did was so important to God that He placed her story in the Bible to be an example for us.

Joshua 2;1-21 Rahab Protects the Spies

2 Then Joshua secretly sent out two spies from the Israelite camp at Acacia Grove.[a] He instructed them, “Scout out the land on the other side of the Jordan River, especially around Jericho.” So the two men set out and came to the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there that night.

But someone told the king of Jericho, “Some Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land.” So the king of Jericho sent orders to Rahab: “Bring out the men who have come into your house, for they have come here to spy out the whole land.”

Rahab had hidden the two men, but she replied, “Yes, the men were here earlier, but I didn’t know where they were from. They left the town at dusk, as the gates were about to close. I don’t know where they went. If you hurry, you can probably catch up with them.” (Actually, she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them beneath bundles of flax she had laid out.) So the king’s men went looking for the spies along the road leading to the shallow crossings of the Jordan River. And as soon as the king’s men had left, the gate of Jericho was shut.

Before the spies went to sleep that night, Rahab went up on the roof to talk with them. “I know the Lord has given you this land,” she told them. “We are all afraid of you. Everyone in the land is living in terror. 10 For we have heard how the Lord made a dry path for you through the Red Sea[b] when you left Egypt. And we know what you did to Sihon and Og, the two Amorite kings east of the Jordan River, whose people you completely destroyed.[c] 11 No wonder our hearts have melted in fear! No one has the courage to fight after hearing such things. For the Lord your God is the supreme God of the heavens above and the earth below.

12 “Now swear to me by the Lord that you will be kind to me and my family since I have helped you. Give me some guarantee that 13 when Jericho is conquered, you will let me live, along with my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all their families.”

14 “We offer our own lives as a guarantee for your safety,” the men agreed. “If you don’t betray us, we will keep our promise and be kind to you when the Lord gives us the land.”

15 Then, since Rahab’s house was built into the town wall, she let them down by a rope through the window. 16 “Escape to the hill country,” she told them. “Hide there for three days from the men searching for you. Then, when they have returned, you can go on your way.”

17 Before they left, the men told her, “We will be bound by the oath we have taken only if you follow these instructions. 18 When we come into the land, you must leave this scarlet rope hanging from the window through which you let us down. And all your family members—your father, mother, brothers, and all your relatives—must be here inside the house. 19 If they go out into the street and are killed, it will not be our fault. But if anyone lays a hand on people inside this house, we will accept the responsibility for their death. 20 If you betray us, however, we are not bound by this oath in any way.”

21 “I accept your terms,” she replied. And she sent them on their way, leaving the scarlet rope hanging from the window.

Rahab is listed as one of the great faith…all stars in the Bible.  Considering her occupation, what does this tell you about who God chooses to accomplish His will?  God can and does use anyone He wants to use even if who He uses makes you wonder why.  You see, God knows the heart of all of us.

May both of these women in the Bible inspire you and your walk with God. 

Now this:  Do you worry who will get credit for the things you do?  Why?  You want the honor right?  If that keeps you from doing right it is you on the wrong side here.  Don’t be obsessed by what someone else does or gets out of it….God sees what you did and that is enough. 

When we focus on the right results of what we are doing, we won’t waste time on the wrong pursuits.  Let us serve God as God wants us to do.  God will take care of the details.


When you belong to Christ, you are part of His body. He is the head. He leads the body, and He coordinates its activities. And you are connected not only to Him, but also to every other part of the body as well. “God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be” (1 Corinthians 12:18, NIV). As a believer, you have an important job to do. And it’s the job of every believer to rightly discern his or her role in the plan of God and to serve with enthusiasm — no matter what job God asks you to do.  We will not all serve as a pastor, but what you do for God is, in Gods sight)just as important.

Our Job Is Insignificant.  Never think that the job you do is not important.  All we do behind the scenes is important to God. Someone led D. L. Moody to Christ. Someone encouraged Charles Spurgeon through years of physical illness and depression, giving him the strength to continue his ministry. Someone financed William Carey’s first missionary journey to India. Someone discipled George Müller. History may not have recorded the names of these behind-the-scenes individuals, but history would not have been the same without them! God uses each of us as He chooses.  Let that be enough. So never underestimate your significance to the Body of Christ. You have an important job to do. God gifted you uniquely, and He has a plan and a purpose for your life. You are a vital and valued part of God’s Kingdom!