I Don’t Have Granite Countertops…

I Don't Have Granite Countertops...

I don’t have granite countertops, I can’t lead a neighborhood Bible study…

There!  I said it!  Doesn’t that sound crazy?  Oh! my list of excuses was many…

  • I don’t know the Bible like I should.
  • I haven’t been to seminary.
  • I am nervous.
  • I don’t have the gift of teaching.
  • My house isnt perfectly decorated.  The list goes on, and on….

Yet in the not so ignorable part of my heart lingered these words, “Who will go for Me?”

I live in the “South.”  Most of the women around me have lovely decorated homes.  My neighbor’s home has been featured in Southern Living Magazine!  To invite women into my home felt intimidating.  My thoughts about granite countertops were very real.  But deeper still, were my thoughts about my sweet neighbors and friends living right here next to me. “Who will go for me?”  And I said, “here I am Lord, send me.”

Send me with all my insecurities.  Send me with all my flaws.  Send me with my shortcomings.  Send me with my shallow worries about my kitchen.  I can’t give them living water.  You can.  I can’t give them forgiveness.  You can.  I can’t bring life change.  You can. And you can use me.  And if the Lord can use me He can use you!

What are your barriers?  Spoken or unspoken?  Real or shallow?

 

Joan

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