by Paula Harrington
Creator of the Universe seeking lost souls and broken hearts for adventure beyond your wildest dreams. Applicants must be prepared for love, mercy, and grace so abounding that it may, at times, seem hard to believe.
Applicants must not be selfish or prideful, but have an open heart and open mind. You must be willing to believe what you read and accept what you cannot see. Past employers will not be considered and gender doesn’t matter. Position is eternal and retirement benefits are out of this world! If interested, contact your nearest Bible!
Wow, wouldn’t it be awesome to have the opportunity to answer an ad like that?
The truth is, you can. However, too many times we allow ourselves to get caught up in the misconception that we’re not good enough to answer God’s call.
Sometimes we’re like Moses and give God a list of excuses, starting with the most popular one. Moses even used it. How many times have you told yourself that you’re not good enough (Exodus 3:11) to make a difference in this world?
We need to ask forgiveness from God and then allow ourselves to accept it when he gives it. We’ve got to get away from the mindset that church is only for shiny, happy people living perfect, sinless lives.
Let’s be real with each other. I’ll go first:
- Some days, I’m more of a worrier than a warrior.
- I usually see the negative in a situation long before I see the positive.
- My family isn’t perfect and neither am I.
- I want to be easy to love and hard to offend but I don’t always do well with that.
- I get aggravated with others too quickly and sometimes have a hard time loving them.
I’m not certain where I stand on every doctrinal issue but I know without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus lived, died, and rose. I am totally convinced that he is alive and is coming again.
There are too many mistaken beliefs about church:
- It isn’t a country club where we place our membership and pay our dues.
- It’s not an organization of the elite that has life all figured out.
- It’s a family too familiar with the dark, while striving to walk in the light.
- It’s believers who know that there is a better way and a better place.
So before you think that you’re not good enough to go ye therefore into all the world and make a difference for Jesus, think again. The church needs you and God wants you. Answer the call!