In Over My Head
Henry Blackaby once asked, “Will God ever ask you to do something you are not able to do? The answer is yes–all the time! It must be that way, for God’s glory and kingdom. If we function according to our ability alone, we get the glory; if we function according to the power of the Spirit within us, God gets the glory. He wants to reveal Himself to a watching world.”
I’ve been in the ministry for 25 years and counting. Every mission God has called me to has been more than I could handle alone. This doesn’t mean I’m not the man for the job. This strictly indicates that I don’t stand a chance without Divine intervention. Without the efforts and support of others God calls. Contrary to popular belief God does put on us way more than we can handle. For we must understand that God never intended for us to handle or do anything great without Him.
Throughout scripture God calls men and women to tasks way over their head or ability. However, where He guides He provides. Whom He calls He equips. He loves to take willing, ordinary people and accomplish through them extraordinary things. When God calls you to do something He is not asking are you capable? Instead, He is asking are you willing to let Him take you by the hand and lead your every step? Are you willing to be a surrendered servant and messenger that He can use to make a really big eternal difference.
5 years ago Refuge Church was just a vision, hope and dream. We didn’t have more than 15-20 people for the first year of worship. Recently, I met with nearly 20 leaders of the largest weekly attended church in Colleton County. Just know when God calls you to anything greater than yourself He will call others too. It doesn’t have to all make perfect sense. God just needs your full surrender to His call.
(Isaiah 6:8) says “Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”