Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
As we close out the week looking at how God has called us to be a blessing to others, it becomes obvious that God created you to contribute. He did not make you to solely consume from this world but to make a difference. You will quickly become self-absorbed if you just take and take from the world and never give anything back.
Whatever may be holding you back, it is time to let go. Perhaps you don’t feel adequate to serve the Lord in any capacity. Your fear of not being “good enough” keeps you from being a part of ministry. Yet God made you to serve.
As a great pastor once wrote, “If you’re not involved in any service or ministry, why not? 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. That is quite a variety of misfits, but God used each of them in His service. He will use you too!” You can’t hide behind any excuses. God can use any weakness you have to minister to others.
I hope you will be willing to make a difference in the lives you come in contact with. It can have a great impact on them and God will bless your efforts.
This concludes the daily devotionals in our Fall Series. I pray it has been rewarding for you. Please email me and let me know of the lessons you have learned or the blessings you have received. Thank you for faithfully participating and keep listening for God’s calls.
Q4U: God is calling. Have you answered?