Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Who me, Lord?"

"Abraham was old, Jacob was insecure, Leah was unattractive, Joseph was abused, Moses stuttered, Gideon was poor, Samson was codependent, Rahab was immoral, David had an affair and all kinds of family problems, Elijah was suicidal, Jeremiah was depressed, Jonah was reluctant, Naomi was a widow, John the Baptist was eccentric to say the least, Peter was impulsive and hot tempered, Martha worried a lot, the Samaritan woman had several failed marriages, Zacchaeus was unpopular, Thomas had doubts, Paul had poor health, and Timothy was timid."

The 12 men Jesus asked to be his apostles could have offered lost of reasons why they were not fit to serve. They were common men with no special standing in the eyes of the world. Yet when Jesus called, they came: fishermen, tax collectors and even revolutionaries.

When Jesus calls us to follow him, he's not looking for the smartest or the strongest or the most brave. He doesn't check our resume or call our list of references. Scripture is full of stories of women and men who were used powerfully by God despite their lack of experience or expertise.

Is God asking you to accept an assignment that seems far beyond your comfort zone? Are you afraid that you might fail? Are you afraid that you might succeed?

9 comments:

Stacye said...

Very well put Denise...very well put! YES YOU DENISE...YES YOU!

justis4all said...

GM Butterfly, maybe I was afraid but I not anymore Thank You for your continued faith and guidance in him...Have beautiful and Blessed Day!

SLC said...

So glad to see you still posting, and providing Spiritual food. Me and my inhibitions will carry on knowing that God uses me in spite of and sometimes because of them.

Thanks again for being a blessing.
Hope to visit you and Stacye soon.

SLC

Strongblkwmn said...

Wow Butterfly! This one is really speaking to me. You are truly a blessing.

Don said...

Always needed to be heard, and reminded. Thank you. Reminds me of the story about the lepers and the bleeding woman, both of whom all they needed was a touch. Doesn't matter who or what a person is - Deliverance is available.
Enjoyed.

Toia said...

I don't think I could have said that any better. All I can say is...."Wow!!" Amazing post!!

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Hello family and thank you for your comments. I've been drained lately and trying to recommit to a regular bible study. This spoke to me last night in the midst of being still! HE is my ROCK and you guys are my extended family...

Love, hugs and continued prayers!

crochet lady said...

Wonderful post friend. I was just reading this morning about the two men who were called to do the metal work for the temple in the old testament. God appointed them and then filled them with His Holy Spirit to show them how to do the job.

All that is ever needed is a willing heart.

Solomon said...

I agree with all the commenters, this was a very good post.