DAY 3: Sharing
Why Send Me, God?
But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?"
There are many reasons why God shouldn't have called you.
Don't worry. You're in good company.
Jacob was a liar.
David had an affair.
Abraham was too old.
David was too young.
Peter was afraid of death.
Lazarus was dead.
John was self-righteous.
Naomi was a widow.
Paul was a murderer.
So was Moses.
Jonah ran from God.
Miriam was a gossip.
Gideon and Thomas both doubted.
Jeremiah was depressed and suicidal.
Elijah was burned out.
Martha was a worrywart.
Mary was lazy.
Noah got drunk.
Satan says, "You're not worthy."
Jesus says, "So what? I AM."
Satan looks back and sees our mistakes.
God looks back and sees the cross.
God doesn't calculate what you did in '98. It's not even on the record.
There are lots of reasons why God shouldn't have called us.
But if we are in love with God, If we hunger for him more than our next breath, God will use us in spite of who we are, where we've been, or what we look like.
God can transform our limitations into boundless possibilities.
(Paraphrased from an unknown author.)
What holds me back from answering God's call? Why?
Limitless God, help me see the gifts you have given me and all people. Help me know that you created me to be exactly who you want me to be, and that I have all that I need to make a difference in your name. Amen
Push your boundaries. Approach a neighbor or classmate who you do not know. Introduce yourself. Initiate a conversation. Open up the opportunity for a new friendship.
contributed by Pastor Erik and Desta Goehner