The devastation of the storms in the Philippines.
The tornado in Illinois.
The crimes in our cities.
The families breaking apart.
The people fighting disease.
Whew! It’s enough to wonder if anyone’s in control.
Take a moment. Take a deep breath. And remember…God is in control.
Nothing happening today is catching God off guard.
God is not panicking because of the violence, the broken homes, the broken hearts.
God, in his perfect sovereignty knew at this particular time, our family, our spouse, our children, our church, our community would need God to intervene. So God created you with your exact gifts, your particular talents, your particular abilities and temperament for your particular place in life so that he can meet those needs through you.
Just let that sink in.
Because you and I are uniquely gifted and because we have been uniquely fashioned, there is a ministry and service that only you and I can do with God’s help. Should you or I choose not to serve God, there will be a hole left by our absence that can never be replaced.
Only you can do what you were created to do.
Here’s what this means: The church is only fully vital, fully vigorous when every Christ-follower engages and serves Christ through their lives.
Simply put, if you don’t bring it, it won’t be brought!
Rick Warren, in his book, “Purpose Driven Life” says it like this:
We don’t realize how truly unique each of us is. DNA molecules can unite in an infinite number of ways. The number is 10 to the 2,400,000,000th power. That number is the likelihood that you’d every find somebody just like you. If you were to write that number with each zero being one inch wide, you’d need a strip of paper 37,000 miles long!
When God made you, He broke the mold. There has never been, and never will be, anyone exactly like you.
Christian! Engage! Serve! Give God your service and let God change the world through you!
Now, think on that!