Have you ever wondered why God uses simple, down to earth people to do the greatest things for him? Going back through the stories in the Bible, you see time and time again that God uses men and women that no one else would choose. Ruth, a Moabite, an outsider, a childless widow, went on to be a great, great grandmother to King David. How did THAT happen! Moses, a stutterer, a murderer who went and hid for years in the wilderness tending sheep, led God’s people out of captivity on a wild 40 year journey. Gideon, self professed as the least of his tribe and least in his fathers family, was sought out by God to do something unusual that ended severe tribulation for God’s people. Mary, a very young virgin, no one knew her, she wasn’t in line to be queen, a simple young lady who was chosen to bear the Son of God.
These are only a few of the many stories that come to mind. Stories of simple people just going about their own business when God spoke a word to them that changed their story. I’m reminded that each one of us are candidates to have our lives interrupted by a God who knows us by name. We have all been set apart for purpose. Each of us have a destination that only God can take us to. Perhaps you are a single mom or dad, working two jobs to survive; God knows your name. Maybe you’re in your 60’s or 80’s and feel that your life is nearing the end, God knows your name. Get ready, your life is about to be interrupted. You could be minding your own business when suddenly, you get a call to do something you can’t possibly do on your own. That’s God looking for people who will allow Him to do it through you.
Luke 1:30-38; The angel said to her, “Don’t be afraid, Mary, because God is very pleased with you. Listen! You will become pregnant and have a baby boy. You will name him Jesus. He will be great. People will call him the Son of the Most High God, and the Lord God will make him king like his ancestor David. He will rule over the people of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.” Mary said to the angel, “How will this happen? I am still a virgin.” The angel said to Mary, “The Holy Spirit will come to you, and the power of the Most High God will cover you. The baby will be holy and will be called the Son of God. And here’s something else: Your relative Elizabeth is pregnant. She is very old, but she is going to have a son. Everyone thought she could not have a baby, but she has been pregnant now for six months. God can do anything!” Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant. Let this thing you have said happen to me!” Then the angel went away.
What is God waiting for? You to say, “I am yours, do with me what you will.” God will never fit into your plan, you must fit into His. We are all set apart for His purpose but we must never be so comfortable in our life that we’re unwilling to go where He sends us to be who He has called us to be. God will never call you to what you feel qualified to do. He wants you to totally rely on Him for everything you do. He will give you step by step instructions, that’s why it’s so important to commune with Him everyday.
I close with this verse found in Revelation 3:20; “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” If you want that kind of relationship with Him, you must open the door and let Him in. Come in Lord. Speak to me and I will obey.