It’s not always clear how God will use us in our lives.
Sometimes he gives us clear gifts and abilities, showing us his methods and purposes and allowing us the chance to see where he leads us.
But other times our path is hidden from us, or it seems unlikely. The Bible is full of these examples – people who God used despite their apparent lack of ability or provision.
Abraham was given the promise that he would father a nation – even he was old, and his wife was past child-bearing age. Moses was told that he would lead the Israelite nation to freedom out of Egypt – even though he was a runaway murderer who had a stammer and was shy of public speaking.
Mary was told that she too would give birth to a son who would become King – even though she was not yet married, and still a virgin.
“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
It can be very easy to forget that God is so much bigger and more powerful than our human limitations. It is he who literally created the universe – he drew together the atoms of worlds and creatures; he sketched the physical forces of space and life; he invented emotion and thoughts and breathed life into his creation.
When we read about the disasters across the world and the desperate needs of people fleeing abroad for safety, it can be very easy to feel underqualified. “I’m not good enough; I don’t speak those languages; I can’t possibly help them…”
But God qualifies the called.
He uses people whoever they are and whatever their abilities for his purposes – all he requires is our ‘yes’.
Today, GET INVOLVED in two ways;
- Give thanks to God for the skills he has given you in your life, and ask him to show you how you can use them best. Ask him to help you trust him as he continues to lead you through life in faith.
- Read through the serving opportunities available with #HowWillTheyHear and pray for them. Pray that God would raise up faithful and willing workers to take his life-giving hope to refugees and migrants in Europe and the Middle East.