You’re wondering “who needs me?” God needs you. You are so important to him
You say, ‘But I don’t feel qualified.’ God doesn’t call the qualified my friend, he qualifies the called. And don’t let Satan convince you otherwise, because he will try. He will tell you God has an IQ requirement, or an entry fee; that he employs only specialists, experts and high-powered personalities.
No, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘You will be my witnesses…to the ends of the earth’ (Acts 1:8 NIV). You uneducated and simple folk. You temperamental net casters and tax collectors. ‘You will be my witnesses.’ The one thing the disciples had going for them was their willingness to take a step when Jesus said, ‘Follow me.’ So, if you’re more plumber than executive, or more blue jeans than blue blood, you’re qualified! ‘Few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful’ (1 Corinthians 1:26-27 NLT).
If you’re older, think about it this way: you’re a walking repository of decades of wisdom and knowledge. So, before you leave this earth, endeavour to give to others what God has entrusted to you.
Regardless of who you are or how old you are, God still needs you. He wants to use you to get to somebody else who needs help. Right now, somebody, somewhere, needs something you have and, if you ask God, he will show you who they are. When he does – get involved and respond!
So, pray: ‘Lord, you’ve called me into your Kingdom to serve you in this specific place, at this specific time, and for this specific purpose. Despite my “ordinariness” I belong to you – and you are anything but ordinary! Today help me to pour out your grace and compassion upon others, that they too may experience the richness of your love.’
Good morning and have a great week.