It's really true, God will use anybody who is willing! We don't have to great, or powerful, or talented, or a good speaker! Just willing!
In fact look at who he chose to be his disciplines! These were ordinary men, nothing special or great. Some were fishermen. The one thing in common with them was a willingness to follow Jesus! Wow!!
On Tuesday's I attend a women's bible study at my church and the pastor will be out of town so she asked me to lead the study!! When she asked me I was thrilled down to my bones and jumped at the chance to do something for Christ.
Normally I'm a very shy person; I don't like speaking in front of people. I get nervous and start breathing funny and feel like I'm going to faint. My words come out all jumbled and don't make any sense. I try to avoid attention, in fact even my wedding was very small in my parent’s home. Only family and even then I didn't like having all eyes on me.
I don't know why I am this way, most of my family are fabulous speakers and leaders in the church. My father is a wonder preacher, very powerful. I've never heard a better preacher in fact. I am amazed at how eloquent and wise he is, the wisest man I've ever met. And my mother, well there never has been a more talented woman. I'm telling you that woman can do ANYTHING. She's a writer, a speaker, she paints, and she sings, she plays piano, she entertains. I could create a whole blog on just her alone! Her talents are too many mention, really, I kid you not!
Anyway, I am so excited to lead the study. I don't even care that I'll be so nervous I'll almost faint. I don't care if everything comes out jumbled! In fact I don't even pray that he makes me a great speaker or leader, I only ask that in my weakness He is made strong! I pray that he uses me for His glory!!!! I am convinced the weaker I am the stronger He is!! I am excited to get up and stumble and expose my weakness for Him!!! It is so excited to follow Jesus!!
Isn't He wonderful??? Isn't He amazing?? Isn't His plan so genius???!!! I am in awe of Him, I marvel at His greatness!!