“There is no one who is insignificant in the purpose of God.”– Alistair Begg
We are so bombarded with sales-pitches today, that we have conditioned ourselves to say “no”. There are times, though, when our conditioning might block us from doing what is really best for us. Our predetermined “no” may keep us from doing something God himself is putting in front of us. Let’s not always be skeptical!
God met Moses at the burning bush and told him he had been chosen to lead God’s people out of slavery in Egypt and into the land God had promised to their ancestors.
Moses’s response: Not me, Lord. I’m not the right guy for this job. I have no influence. The people won’t accept me as their leader. And, I’m not even a good speech maker. You need to find someone else.
As we know, God gave Moses some supportive tools, including miracles he could perform to show God had sent him and including his own brother Aaron to give the speeches. Somehow I think God might have been happier if Moses had just said “yes”.
“Love me with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.”
“Be holy as I am holy.”
“Love each other as I have loved you.”
“Go into all the world and tell them about me.”
He wants us to say “yes” to all those things.
Here are some other things to add to our “yes” list:
Living by faith
Caring – a lot
Giving back to him everything he’s given to us
If we say “yes” to these things, we also are saying “yes” to supernatural and unexplainable peace, hope, purpose, and joy. Let’s practice saying “yes” to God!
“For all the promises of God find their Yes in him.” – 2 Corinthians 1:20 .