You Really Shouldn’t Read This

You Really Shouldn’t Read This

There’s a looped recording that plays in my head nearly every day. It usually jumps to about 120 decibels just about the time I sit behind my little computer and start to write. The recording says this:

Why would anyone want to listen to anything you have to say?

If I dwell on that message too long it’s not too hard to affirm the recording:

  1. I’m not a pastor or some amazing sports star
  2. I’m relatively young
  3. I’m not rich and successful
  4. I’m mediocre at about 9 things

The list goes on, but you get the idea.

I could surrender to all those reasons. After all, they are a realistic assessment of the current situation. But I’ve decided something.

I’m determined to live an extraordinary life that brings God glory. So it’s not really about me anyway. God has been known to speak through donkeys. So maybe I’m a prime candidate to be used by God in some way.

I just have to push through all the reasons I shouldn’t and focus on the reason I should: Obedience.

You and I aren’t professionals. But God delights in using people like us to bring him glory. Don’t listen to the voices telling you why no one will listen. Be bold.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Cor. 12:9