Here Am I….

Dollarphotoclub_79317114sm-1050x630

Too many times I hear people murmur and complain that they don’t understand why God will not use them. But the truth of the matter is, as it says in Psalm 139:14, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. God created each one of us for a purpose. God does nothing in vain, everything about you, every attribute a person has, was created by God. Now, if you spent your time, valuable time, to create this perfect tool of any sort you would intend to use it, would you not. There is no way you created a tool without a purpose in mind for it. Likewise, when God designed you He did it with a purpose in mind. And there’s nothing He would love more than to use His tool.

So, if we’re carefully created by THE ALMIGHTY FATHER for a purpose then why are we feeling like we’re not being used for the designed purpose or any purpose for that matter. Well, let’s look at a few scriptures and see what the Bible says about this very thing.

Let’s look at Moses for a moment, he was no doubt a man created for a purpose I’m sure we can all agree to that, can’t we. He did miraculous things in the name of the Lord. From parting seas to calling forth plagues. But it wasn’t always so. See, when Moses was born he was born in a time when Gods people were oppressed and ruled by a wicked king. And at the time he was not actually supposed to live; by the kings’ command, all children that were males were to be killed. (We all know that the true King is God Almighty though.) And in a miraculous way, he was saved from death. Not only was he saved but he grew up in the very palace of the king who had commanded for his destruction. It wasn’t until years later, when he was grown, that his purpose came into play. Something was bothering him in a way. He witnessed one of God’s people being attacked, he smote the attacker and killed him. Which forced him into hiding in the desert. When one day he suddenly saw a burning bush. Exodus 3:4

“So, what does this have to do with me? How does this fix the problem?”

 Well, I know that the Bible was written as an ensample for us to follow.

Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. (1 Corinthians 10:11)

Now let’s look at another character in the Bible named Samuel. Samuel’s mother, Hannah, was in a bad way. She was married to the man she loved and who loved her and she wanted nothing more than to be able to give the man she loved a son, as was the custom in their time. But Hannah had a problem, no matter how hard they tried she just couldn’t have a baby and everyone around her laughed at her and made her feel worthless. So, one day she went to the temple, praying to the Lord in a humbling way. She was so slobbering serious with her prayer that the priest Eli thought her to be drunk. 1 Samuel 15-17 tell how she explains her behavior and he tells her to go in peace, that God grant her what she wanted.

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, Here am I; Send me.

ISAIAH 6:8 AKJV

 

Well with her request was also a requirement on her part; it said that when God gave her a son that she would give the child back to God. So, the story goes she has a son, nursed him, and brought him back to the very same temple and the same priest, Eli, presented the child for Gods work. Now Samuel was little more than a servant, not being of the right tribe for the priesthood he could only do certain duties (not fun stuff). Now on one occasion while Samuel was a little older (and so was Eli) Eli charged Samuel with keeping the flame. You see, in his old age his sight was failing so he was not capable of doing this simple task and his two sons were far too important to be doing something as simple as to watch a flame so it was decided to make Samuel do it. One night, in the middle of the night, his name was called. At first, he thought this must be Eli calling him so he runs to Eli and says, “here am I.” This happens a few times until Eli realizes that it was God calling Samuel and told him to go back and answer The Lord. (1 Samuel 3:1-10)

 “So, what is your point where are you going with this?”

There are a lot of things that hinder us from doing our intended person here on earth and for sake of time I’m just going to name a few. One thing, as we seen in Moses case, which I find striking is you have this child living in a palace with the Egyptians accepted as one of their own living a life of luxury and wealth I mean in a sense Moses had it all going for him. That’s like in society today the understanding to be happy you must obtain wealth or fame or acceptance from those around you. But deep inside he wasn’t happy, was he. He saw the oppression of Gods people and he couldn’t handle it one day and made a move that would change his life. Now am I telling you to go and kill someone, not at all, but what I do want to point out is that he lost everything that anyone would call good from a decision that we all would call foolish. But God was at work all along. Now God has this man fully educated in Egyptian culture to go and set His people free. Even when he felt useless God was preparing him for a purpose. A lot of time in life we think we are just wasting our time that we should and could be doing more not realizing the purpose of your position in life right now see Gods not short minded like us He sees the entire Picture He alone knows the reason and the purpose of where you’re at in any time in life we just must accept our current circumstances as an advancement of the kingdom of God. You can’t accomplish anything wanting to be somewhere else, but what you can do it?  Conduct yourself as God would have you in the place he has allowed you to be.  Ask yourself how Jesus would handle the situation that you are a part of does it line up with the way you are we know that Jesus is the way. John 14:6 says:

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

So, if you are handling it in a way to honor Him than you are handling it correctly if not you can decide right now to do so. How can you better align yourself with the will of God?

But I want to do more everyone else does more than me.

Remember there is no such thing as unimportant work in the kingdom. Remember Samuel he had to watch a flame so it didn’t go out how boring would that be. but I could picture little Samuel big eyed full of excitement watching the flame ecstatic that he was able to do something for God. He was more than willing he was wanting to do something for the kingdom he took pride in the simple task ……faithful in little verse… now he wasn’t doing it in hopes to do more but being thankful to be considered worthy to do anything for the Almighty.

Here am I….

Here am I is a term used in the Bible quite a few times. What it really means is, at your service. We will do good to remember that we are to be grateful just to be accepted worthy to be at the service of God. I believe too many people stay focused on the calling of God and not what God calls them to do. If a master was to call his servant and tells him to tie his shoe. Dose the servant say I’d rather not and walk away? No, he does it. Does he do it with an attitude like he hates to do it or dose he/she do it like it’s an honor to do so? Now which servant would the master call for with the important task when it arrives, the one who did it cause they had to or the one who done it cause they wanted to? (Luke 12:41-48)

We too quickly want to be used just like that at the drop of the hat. But my question to you is how’s your character? Are you living a lifestyle pleasing to God? Don’t worry about the things that you can’t change just focus on the decisions you should change and be happy where God has you. Be thankful to be a part of His plan. And whenever he calls you are truly able to say, here am I? (Isaiah 6:8)

Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.

1 Samuel 1:17

-Mathew Quinn

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s