“Me Lord?? Are you sure you want me??” I question the Lord often with these words as I try to make sense of this burning desire within my heart. As I try to wrap my mind around why God would ask me to “go” to the nations or “serve” in other countries, I take a look at my own life and it makes perfect sense. I can’t fully comprehend His doings, but all I know is that “from everyone who has been given MUCH, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with MUCH, much more will be asked,” Luke 12:48. It is here, through this verse, that I realize I have been given MUCH; I am blessed beyond measure. I live in a beautiful country, blessed with an incredible family and support system, I have a job that pays very well, I live in a house with A/C and clean, running, fresh water, and opportunity surrounds me. I could choose to live in the biggest house, drive the nicest car, and spend my time making myself “comfortable” when God is asking me to get “uncomfortable.” God has given me so MUCH and from this I know, much will be required. He has entrusted me, His beloved daughter, with so MUCH. I see this as a GREAT honor and to know that God trusts me with what He has given, I want to give so much more. I want to serve with a selfless heart, lead people to the cross, and proclaim the love of Christ to the nations. God has blessed me to be a blessing. He desires me to be about His business reaching the lost, comforting the lonely, and feeding the hungry. This life is not about me and daily I have to remind myself of that. We are here for such a short time and our main purpose is to reach His people. Everything is finished. Christ has already died on the cross and He has already won, but we still remain here. Therefore, there is still work to be done, love to be shown, and the lost to be reached. There are still people that need to hear and experience the LOVE of Christ. And I WILL be that person to tell them. My heart is crying out to God to “make me uncomfortable!” I want to be used, I want to lead, I want to show the love of Christ just as He would do himself. It is in the uncomfortable places that I find Jesus. There He is waiting. There He is longing for someone to step out and comfort His people. There he remains.
This definitely isn’t an “easy” road to travel. It requires sacrifice. Jesus chose the road of sacrifice, why wouldn’t we do the same for him?? We know that where there is sacrifice there is restoration. I challenge you to look beyond yourself and see what God has entrusted you with. Live your life thinking of others before yourself. I promise it will be worth it :)