In His HandsWednesday, January 21, 2015
I wonder to myself, “How can God use me?” I’m just a simple woman living a simple life in a far from simple world. I’ve never been to seminary and I don’t have a college degree. There aren’t any fancy titles or capital letters following my name and I don’t have any certificates framed on my wall. I feel ill-equipped to follow the dream that is forming in my heart. But what I do have is faith in a great, great God!
If you were to ask me why I believe in Jesus Christ or why I have faith at all, I wouldn’t be able to tell you from the viewpoint of a theologian. But, I would be able to tell you from the perspective of an ordinary woman.
Maybe I’m just like you, or you’re just like me, a person who has been longing for completeness, for purpose and acceptance. Well, I can share what my God has done for me. I can tell you about the miracles in my life, and how He lifted this broken woman up from the pit and released me from a life of doubt and despair. I can share how the impact of His incredible, unconditional love has given me new life – how relationships have been restored, and how courage has been born. I can share how I’m changed…and am changing still.
I don’t have all the answers, of course. But, I trust a God who does. He has proved His greatness over and over. I don’t know how He will work out His plans for my life, but I’m excited to move forward. I want Him to use me. I want Him to stretch me. And, I want Him to use the lessons He has taught me to encourage others.
So, right now at this very moment, I’m laying myself at His feet. I’m placing my dreams in His hands and asking Him to shape them into something He can use. I want to be a light for Him as He lays out a path before me. And, as I step out on that path in faith, I am looking to Him with a heart full of joyful expectancy!
In His Hands,