First, I want to take some time to apologize for the lateness of the update. I had surgery early this week, but everything went well, and I am recovering wonderfully. Our last two topics have taken place around Psalms 139. And for me, these have been profound because whenever I re-consider this particular Psalm, I am awestruck again and again at the magnitude of God’s love and mercy. While we often consider how loved we are by God, how often do we begin our day with the realization that each of us are part of the overall, overreaching plan of God in this world, that your life and mine are significant in one way or another to God’s overall purpose in human history? Indeed, each of us are here for a reason. I woke up this morning because my life is in some way significant to the ongoing plan, the unfolding purpose of God in this earth, and the same goes for you. My point is this, no matter what you are facing today, you are important. You are important to the heart of God because he loves and adores you, but you are also important to what God wants to do in this world and how he desires to further his Kingdom.
Still, it can be really easy to get caught up in the day to day issues of life. That being said, take the time today to remember that your hardship may be someone else’s hope. The story of your life, who you are, what you have endured and who you are becoming as a result has the potential to change someone else’s life for the better.
First Corinthians 2:3-5 says, “I came to you in weakness-timid and trembling. And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than clever and persuasive speeches, I relied on the power of the Holy Spirit. I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God. -ESV
Though we would all like to operate in it, God does not need our eloquence, gifting or talent to change the life of another human being. All he needs is our willingness to yield to his promptings. So don’t be afraid to share your story, what you have endured and how you have grown as a result. Don’t be afraid to share your weaknesses or even the pain you may be feeling in your heart. It may seem ironic. But sometimes, simply sharing the most human or ordinary life experience, who God has been and how he has met you in that circumstance has the greatest potential to produce the most supernatural change in the life of another. Most of the time, God uses an individual in the most profound ways in the plain old everyday life situation of being his or herself. This week, if the opportunity presents itself, share your experience with someone else, and be yourself. You might be surprised at the miracles that can take place. The bottom line is this, you are the most powerful in the ordinary setting of simply being you.
Have a beautiful and blessed rest of your week.