Most times, God calls us to do things that are seemingly bigger than us- they require more skill, more talent, more boldness than we appear to possess- but we must not despair.
God has called many people before us to equally daunting tasks. The results (when they obeyed) were as remarkable as the tasks were audacious.
What would you call striking the red sea with a rod in hopes of its parting? How about shouting to bring down great walls or fighting a war by singing and shouting? None of these things are logical, but God asked Moses, Joshua, and Jehoshaphat respectively to do them.
God is saying: “My strength will suffice.”
Even today, Men are still doing the extraordinary by just simple obedience. Today we sing Horatio Spafford’s “It is well” with conviction. The hymn was composed after he received news of the death of his four children. He had lost a lot of properties in the Great Chicago fire two years earlier. He was so stricken that his church members pronounced him punished of God.
I believe it takes more than human fortitude to be in the middle of so much loss and still hold on to God.
I think the reason why God calls us to tasks out of the ordinary is because He wants us to lean on Him; to trust in His power, and to remind us that he is sufficient.He is saying: “My strength will suffice.”
Besides, every day of your life has prepared you for this.
Don’t think you need a lot of extra equipment…Mark 6:8 (msg)
Jesus said when He sent out the twelve in twos: “Don’t think you need a lot of extra equipment for this. You are the equipment.”
There is only one thing to do when we are called- Obey.
The results would exceed your wildest dreams.