What is your response when God asks you to do something?
- Running away screaming like a little girl?
- Digging in your heels and refusing to budge?
- Plugging your ears and singing la-la-la-la?
- Acting like you didn’t know He was talking to you?
- Or raising your hand and saying, “Count me in!”
You get to choose how you respond. It’s your decision to make.
BUT… there is a right choice and a wrong choice.
When God asks us to follow Him, our response should be… yes.
When God reveals our calling, our response to it should be… yes, please.
When He wants to use us to further His Kingdom, we should say… yes, Father!
But so many times, our answer is “NO.”
Now while we may not literally say that exact word, sometimes our response to His request says just that.
- We tell God we are too busy with our families.
- We remind Him that we lack the confidence needed.
- We bargain, saying “I’ll do that, if you do this.”
- We try to convince God that He can’t use someone with our background.
- We ask Him to postpone His request until this difficult season in life has passed.
We justify our NO.
Don’t we realize what an honor it is to be asked by the Creator of the Universe to be a part of His plan? Do we grasp the concept that if God calls us, He will equip us?
Sisters… He is asking you – inviting you – to be a part of something… big.
Something with an immeasurable eternal value.
Honestly, He doesn’t need us.
He can accomplish anything He wants.
He is capable of fixing every problem.
He can answer every question.
He can make anything happen.
So why then does He ask us to participate?
Because God created us for community, and longs to have an active relationship with us.
He also created us for a purpose.
According to Matthew 5:14, we are called to be the light of the world, meaning we are His plan to bring His message to this world.
Maybe you’re scared, thinking you don’t have what it takes.
You are not alone.
Sometimes I doubt my ability, too. We even see this battle with insecurity from Godly men in the Bible. They, too, struggled to believe they had what it took.
- Moses initially said NO because of a stuttering problem. But when he finally trusted God, he led the Israelites out of slavery.
- Jonah ran from what God asked him to do, but eventually overcame his fear of Nineveh and delivered God’s message.
- David continually messed up, but his desire to live for God prevailed and he’ll forever be known as a man after God’s own heart.
Rest knowing that if God asks something of you, He will give you everything you need to accomplish it.
You can trust God with your calling.
What God is asking might be out of our comfort zones. Do it anyway.
It might be scary. Do it anyway.
We might struggle wondering if anyone will respond to us. Do it anyway.
It might not make immediate sense. Do it anyway.
Sisters, we need to get over our fine selves.
It’s time to say YES to what God is asking. Be done with finding convenient excuses and escapes.
He is asking.
How will you answer?
REALITY CHECK: You can confidently say YES to God, knowing that if He calls you… He will equip you!
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