“Who, me, Lord?”
“YES, you, I’m calling you.”
“But what you’re asking of me is too difficult. I don’t have the skills. I can’t possibly succeed at this. I almost forgot everything about it. I can’t do it. ”
Does this conversation sound familiar? Perhaps, you’re experiencing something similar with what I have experienced.
I have been praying for something very important for more than two years already. But none of the answers were clear. And whenever God speaks, I’m not paying attention to what He is trying to tell me. I don’t know why. Probably, I’m not ready for a responsibility or maybe I’m afraid. For more than two years, I left it hanging just because I thought it was too overwhelming and because I underestimated His plans for me.
Until one day, I ran out of reasons and excuses. And no matter how long and far I ran away from it, I always find myself on this familiar dead end contemplating what exactly I need to do about it. Complaining why I need to be at the same situation over and over again.
"Oh, am I missing one of the biggest moment of my life?", I asked. Then I realised that I can never be a part of something wonderful that He planned because I am not participating and I keep on ignoring it. Everything was going smoothly to the way He planned it and I have nothing else to say but “Yes. I’m going for it!"
Many of us know the experience of being asked to take on a task that seems too demanding and overwhelming for us. We’re afraid of failure. We make excuses. But by doing so, we may miss the joy of being part of something wonderful.
Is God asking you to accept an assignment that seems far beyond your comfort zone? Are you afraid that you might fail? Are you afraid that you might succeed? Take heart! God knows exactly what He is doing. He knows the perfect timing for everything. He called you not because He doesn’t have any other option but to pick you but because you were meant for something wonderful. Because He knew and believed it that you can make it because He called you for it. All you have to do is to follow and trust Him.
…and so after how many excuses and constant battle, pens and notebook, we meet again!