Sunday we were very blessed to be able to visit my grandparents church. We had a great time and were very blessed by the message. Today I wanted to share something that really spoke to me.
We often hear of needs; whether in the church, with our family or even our neighbors. The need of a nursery worker because one called in sick. A meal for a sick family. A single mom needs a sitter. Someones car broke down and they need a ride to work. The need of a new Sunday School teacher. Someone to clean the church bathrooms. The list goes on and on. There is always a need somewhere.
What do you do when you hear of a need? When the pastor mentions a need for a nursery worker, what do you do? "Ok, I'll go ask sister Jane to do that." When the pastor tells you a family is sick and could use a home cooked meal, what do you say? "Oh, sister Martha is great at that, I'll tell her." I know that I have passed on the work to others many times.
What about saying,
"Here I am, send me!"
"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?' And I said, 'Here I am. Send me!'" Isaiah 6:8
Why are we passing the work on? Why are we not serving ourselves? Now please hear me. We can not do everything on our own. I know that. However, when we hear of a need we should not be quick to pass it on. We should pray about it and ask God to show us, is this something we should do ourselves or is there someone else God intends for this task.
Next time you hear of a need, instead of immediately calling on someone else, say a quick prayer asking God if this is something you should do. I want to be available and ready when God asks something of me. I want to say, "Here I am send me!"