We all want to do something great for God, though when He calls us, we can’t give excuses, we need to Go. I wonder what would’ve happened when in August of 2006, God said send this out, and see what I would do, and I didn’t do it. I probably wouldn’t be where I am today. I probably wouldn’t be doing what God wanted me to do. I may have had a Noah situation, where God would’ve had to bring me back, and say this is what I have for you. When we feel the call of God on our lives to do something, we sometimes give the excuses we’re not good enough, we’re too young, we can’t speak well enough. I can’t speak that great, I get called ma’am, or even sweetie sometimes, because some pastor’s think, I am a female, why you may ask, I have no idea. Though I continue on with what God has called me to do. What about David, who before taking the charge to go up against Goliath also fought and killed a lion and a bear.
Even with that resume look at what Saul says to David in 1 Samuel 17:32-33 David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail on account of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” 33 Then Saul said to David, “you are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are but a youth while he has been a warrior from his youth.” What about Moses who was to lead the Israelites out of the Hand of Pharaoh and told God I am neither good in speech or slow of tongue. Like Moses, and David we as well either give the excuse or are told by others that we are not capable or have the ability to do what God has for us. Even though I had the desire to do youth ministry I wondered, along with moses, how with a speech impairment I was going to be a youth pastor, never mind being an evangelist.
I had people tell me that ministry may not be good for me, I had a high school history teacher tell me I wouldn’t make it in college. Some people at bible college didn’t think that I would do well in the classes. So they had me graduate with an associates degree in my third year at College. Was I an A+ student no, was the subjects hard yes, did I have a learning disability yes. Regardless of what I felt or what people where telling me, I knew that I had to get out of my comfort zone, and keep my eyes focused on God. I believed God had a plan and a purpose for my life, I may have doubted that at times, I may have questioned it, but in Jeremiah 29:11 Message Bible it says, “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for”.
Their are to many times in our lives when we listen to those around us, telling us we can’t make it, we won’t finish, your a failure, you won’t succeed, your not smart enough. Even with those voices telling us we can’t, we won’t accomplish what God has for us. Their is always that still small voice of the Holy Spirit, telling us, keep going, don’t listen to those around you, I will give you the strength to finish.
When we feel Gods call on our hearts to do something for him He is not going to call us out of our comfort zone and not be their for us. Why do I know that because God gives us the perfect example of not leaving us alone when He is going to the boat and calls Peter. Peter does what most of us do at least some point in our life time, we take our eyes of off Christ. Because of the trials, situations, difficulties that surround us we begin to sink, and lose the faith that God gives us. Thats when God has to come over, take our hand and say you of little faith why did you doubt. Don’t doubt today, step out of your comfort zone, listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit, and do what it is that He is calling you to do.