Why Not You?

“Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.” James 5:17-18.

Leading a church is difficult. Not only is leading people difficult, but leading oneself at times feels impossibly hard. We all have our own fears, insecurities, and hang ups. At times those hang ups can get in the way of what God wants to do.

God wants to reach your zip code. God wants to do immeasurably more than you can ask or imagine. God wants people far from Him to find Him. I believe He wants to use you to do it. I get it, there are a bazillion reasons why you can’t have more influence and impact. I get that you have limited space, limited capacity, and limited energy. I get that there are real obstacles standing in your way. I get that you are only human. You want to know who else was only human? Every amazing person in Scripture!!!

It’s not by our power that we will see the world changed. It’s by Gods. Knowing that you have limitations is a perfect place to start because it means God gets all the credit.

Don’t let what’s wrong with you stop you from seeking what God can do through you. Why not you? The goal is not to become an famous speaker or author. The goal is to make Jesus famous. So why not you? God has strategically placed you in a zip code that He wants to reach. Why not you?

Take a moment to dream big. If God answered one of your prayers from yesterday what difference would it make today? What are you dreaming about, hoping for, and needing to see God do? Write it down as a reminder to pray for that. Put the reminder some place where you’ll see it daily. Then…pray. Who knows what God will do through you. He might just use you to change the world? Why not you!!!

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