Sometimes, one would ask himself if he/she was worthy for God to use him/her to reach others. In this post, I’ll lay out real conversations between me and God and how He got me to believe that He’ll use me!
I mentioned blessed dad, because I just read his blog post, but he’s not an exception, there are many who, unlike me, have the faith that God is using them.
I may be suffering from an inferiority complex, but many times feel that I’m a nobody; there’s nothing special about me, but God being the wonderful person He is would tell me, “Mike, you’re not the first. Remember my conversation with Gideon?!”
“O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” And the LORD said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.” (Judges 6:15-16)
Alright Lord, I’m not a nobody, but I’m too young! Maybe in a few years I could start serving you, but then God reminds me that Jeremiah said the same thing.
“Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.” But the LORD said to me: “ Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you,” says the LORD. (Jeremiah 1:6-8)
Then I tell my self, OK I’m not a nobody and age is not a big deal, but again, talking is just not my thing! I am not sure if I will be able to serve God this way. God this time points me to Moses!
“O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” So the LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the LORD? Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.” (Exodus 4:10-12)
I’m out of excuses!
God just got me to believe that however weak, untalented and inexperienced I am, He can use me and has a job made just for me!
You may be asking why there’s an image of a donkey in the post. Well, it comforts me to know that God talked through Balaam’s donkey! 🙂 .. I believe (hope) talking through me would be an easier task for God! .. LOL