I have to admit, for a long time, I avoided my blog like crazy. I didn’t want to write. I didn’t want to read. I didn’t want to do anything.
Honestly… I’m just tired!
But thank God for wise counsel! When you’re reeling in your own doubt and insecurity, there’s nothing like another believer coming along and helping you see things more clearly.
And let’s be real… these days we need more of that than ever before.
The Flesh Lies
We are called to a mighty purpose, we believers. We are heirs of God. Joint heirs with Christ Jesus. Ambassadors in this world. I’ve discussed the idea of Ambassador before, and all you have to do is look up the definition of the word to see what it really means.
We might “live” on this earth, but our job description is that of an Ambassador. And some days, that is an empowering thought. Other days, we are crushed under the weight of that “not worthy” feeling.
But see, we are worthy.
As joint-heirs with Jesus, we are certainly worthy! And if we remain faithful to Him, not giving ourselves over again to sin and the lusts of the flesh (which can be numerous these days), we can claim that until His return.
There Isn’t Always Power in Numbers
We’ve heard that old saying, there’s power in numbers, and oftentimes, that’s true. Even the Bible talks about two being better than one, but even that isn’t considered “numerous.”
That led me to think about how many times a single “one” was chosen “for such a time as this.”
Just think about it.
The Widow Woman
Just think for a moment about the widow in Zarephath. I’m sure she wasn’t the only widow in the country. But she was the ONE to whom God sent Elijah. She went from planning a “last meal” for herself and her son, to watching her oil and meal STAY for two years!
Read about that in 1 Kings 17.
Or Daniel. He was the ONE that did NOT obey the evil command that the King was tricked into signing. The law said, no one could ask anything from anyone but the king, and Daniel chose, instead, to obey God, rather than man.
You can read that in detail in Daniel 6.
Or Esther. Thanks to one jealous, evil advisor, the king was set to destroy an entire line of people – the Jews. Esther had been placed in the palace “for such a time as this,” but it was STILL “illegal” to enter into the king’s court without being called. But she was the ONE who risked it all, obeying God rather than man.
You can read her gripping story in the book of Esther.
What about Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria? Do you think he was the only leper in Syria at that time? Yet he was the ONE that wound up in front of Elisha’s house and was given the answer for his dreaded state. And he was the ONE who came up out of the Jordan with fresh, child-like skin, healed and whole.
His story is found in 2 Kings chapter 5.
It Only Takes ONE
These are just a few examples of how just ONE can change EVERYTHING.
So the next time you feel called to do something amazing… whether you realize it’s going to be amazing or not… then prayerfully consider it. It could be that you are the ONE that will bring a huge change! In your family, your workplace, your community, your church… the list goes on! Don’t let the idea that it takes a great many to accomplish a great task.
That’s just not Biblical.