No Matter How Much I Would Like To Be I’m Just Not Up To The Task
Most of the time when I log on to this blog I feel as if I have nothing to give. I feel like an empty glass. I want to offer you something clever or witty that will transform you into a community creating machine. I dream of the day I get an email from someone telling me that they read one of my blog posts and has joined in community with other believers and is now turning their city upside down with the gospel. I’m still waiting for that email.
The reality is that very few people may ever read this blog and that’s okay. I just want to be faithful to give the few of you all something that will encourage you to be the body, the family of God. I know that I am woefully inadequate but so was Paul when he wrote:
For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.
– 2 Corinthians 4:5-7
The power to transform, to bring people together into a community or family comes from the gospel. I can’t bring it about. As much as I would like to be able to wave a wand and church members would begin to treat each other as the family that they are, I can’t. Only the Holy Spirit working the gospel in and through us can do that. So, I pray and I attempt to be family to those He places in my path, and I wait.
Do you ever feel unequal to the task? How do you deal with your inadequacy?