Ordinary Men - Final

So what has been my point? I think it’s fairly obvious? From the beginning, throughout history and still today; God takes ordinary men and women and makes extraordinary things happen.

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You may have a sketchy past, you may not have the skills required, you may not feel like the right person for the job, you may not have the education. God still wants you, needs you and will use you if you let him.

Legacy Dad is a testimony in this very fact. I fought God about starting this ministry and I still struggle to trust His plan. I’m not a pastor, I don’t have a Theology degree from Fuller or Dallas Seminary and often I don’t understand the Scriptures or what God wants me to do or say.

The Noise in my head often tells me to quit, stop writing and give up this Ministry. But God tells me He is not done with me.

Every day I have to get up and remember that it’s not by my power but by His power.

God has a plan for each and every one of us: in our marriage, with our children, in our churches and in our communities. We may not understand the calling, feel qualified or up to the task but we have to trust in His plan for our lives.

Andy Stanley said that the true measure of spiritual maturity is a believer’s ability to trust in God’s plan, put our fears aside and walk boldly in faith.

What is God calling you to do? What ministry big or small has been etched in your mind and heart for some time? What signs and tests has God put in your life which you may have ignored?

There basically have two choices we can make: Ignore our calling and let fear keep us in mediocrity or trust in God and His power to meet us wherever we are and use our lives for extraordinary things.

Almost 2000 years ago, 11 men decided to trust God. The walked in faith and 10 were martyred for their faith, their ministry and their commitment but they changed the course of history and the world as we know it today.

What will history speak of you? What will your Legacy be? What might happen if we followed the example of these 11 ordinary men and let God use our ordinary lives to change history again?

-  Lance