We say “USE ME” to God. Then we get rattled when he asks us to get up and move.
USE ME GOD… But ….
Use me how I want to be used.
Heavens no, don’t ask me to do that.
I cannot be inconvenienced.
Use me Lord. But.
I am not equipped. That would be awkward. Somebody else will do it.
USE ME LORD. SEND ME. What? Me? That might be messy.
USE ME LORD. HERE I AM. SEND ME. Woah. Not there God. That might put me in an uncomfortable position. One that might look strange to everyone else.
Take me deeper. Wait, I didn’t mean that deep.
Lead me where my trust is without borders. Hah. Wait, that means I’m going to really have faith and trust in YOU and YOU alone. And do I really trust in YOU and YOU alone?
We say the words. We sing the songs. We think that we really mean it. Because we sing it and speak it with passion. I mean we really really mean it. Or do we?
When the rubber meets the road, do you really mean it? Do I really mean it?
Do my actions line up with my words? Am I, Are you, really meaning the words that we sing and say?
I want to shine Jesus. Not reflect the world. (And friends I fail. But grace.) And like my Daddy wrote in his bible, “I pray that I am never able to say no to those who need and ask for help.”
And y’all, that is a dangerous prayer to pray. Don’t pray it if you don’t mean it. Because when you come before God with a heart that truly means it, you will be asked to do some things that aren’t easy. There will be times that you will be inconvenienced.
Use me God. No ifs ands or buts about it. And when I want to run and hide, keep pulling me back to you Father. May I never be able to say no to what you have truly called me to do. Thank you for that stirring in my soul. Thank you for keeping me straight. Thank you for grace. Amen.
Isaiah 6:8 ~ Here am I, send me.
Until Next Time…