Can we still serve God and pursue our calling when illness constantly slows us down? Karlton explains.
“When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, ‘I drew him out of the water'” (Exodus 2:10).
Moses was a prince of Egypt. Logically you would think that God could use Moses in his high position to do much good for his people. Yet God did not call Moses to serve when he was a prince. Instead, God called Moses to set his people free when he was just a poor shepherd in the desert.
It is easy for us to think “if only”– If only we had our health then we could do that fast-paced job, or work in that office, or hold some other position in the workforce or at the company.
If only . . . then we could truly accomplish something.
Losing our health and ability to work as we would like can leave us feeling like we cannot accomplish anything.
Moses stood at the foot of a burning bush and argued with Lord all the reasons he was unfit to serve. Moses had plenty of good excuses, but the Lord was not having it.
We also have excuses as to why we cannot be used by the Lord. Sometimes they are good excuses. Yet the Lord can take us–weaknesses and all–and make us useful to His purposes . . . if we allow Him to.
Perhaps you are sidelined by illness and feel unfit to accomplish anything. While you may not be able to do the sort of work you once did, why not ask the Lord to use you in some way to further His kingdom and accomplish His purposes?
It is easy to count up all the ways we are not qualified to serve. But let us sit at the feet of the Lord and ask Him to use us in His service.
Prayer: Dear Lord, our weaknesses make us seem unfit for any task, but show us the many ways we can serve You, even with our weaknesses. Amen.
About the Author:
Karlton Douglas lives in Ohio with his lovely wife. He has found that the smallest service for the Lord is more meaningful than any other labor.
Do you feel unqualified to do any work for the Lord? Ask Him today to open your eyes to the ways you can serve Him.