As I lay in my bed that Saturday night, somewhere in between sleep and awake, but right before drifting off to sleep, I murmured these words out loud:
“I’m not much. All I have is a willing heart, but I offer it to you.”
I suppose that I was having a conversation with the Lord, that I was not fully conscious of, as the words came out of nowhere.
Immediately after, I fell asleep.
The next day, the pastor got up to speak that afternoon, and He preached a whole sermon about how all God is looking for is someone with a willing heart.
Suddenly, I remembered my words from the night before. Now, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one God was talking to during that sermon, but I know He was talking to me.
I was encouraged. It’s my greatest desire to do the will of God, however He sees fit.
I know I’m not much, nor do I have much, but I begin to think about how He took Moses, who was “slow of speech and slow of tongue,” (Exod. 4:10) and used Him to speak to the people, who were about 600,000 men on foot besides women and children, and lead them out of Egypt (Exod. 12:37).
And I recall how he chose David, a young shepherd boy, whom his own father didn’t even think worthy to be brought in to be considered for the position, to become King of Israel (1 Sam. 16:8-12).
And then I realize that God has an amazing plan for my life; for all of our lives, if we would just say “yes” to Him.
If we were to sit down and write a list of all of our flaws; you know, the things that make us feel like God can’t use us, we’d be staring down at a list of all the reasons why we’re likely candidates.
In the eyes of others, we may be small, uneducated, or insignificant, but it doesn’t matter how the outside world sees us. What matters is what God sees inside our hearts (1 Sam. 16:7).
God is in the business of flipping hearts. He is able to take nothing more than our simple, willing, hearts and turn them into profitable servants for His Kingdom.
All we need to do is supply the heart and He will take care of the rest. If we are willing, God is able.
“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”