Spiritually Speaking….. You Can’t Hide from God
By James Washington | 3/28/2014, 6:15 p.m.
One of the struggles I have had to deal with during my spiritual transformation is how do I serve. I understand I cannot work my way into heaven. I know my place as confirmed for me by Jesus Christ. However, once you begin to understand the awesome nature and character of God, not only do you want to honor and praise His name, you also want to use the talents and gifts bestowed upon you as He would have you use them.
For some, for me, that became and at times, still is a frightening undertaking; not because I lack the want to, but I can still feel unworthy to carry out the Lord’s will. To think I might be selected for a specific mission by God can and has moved me to denial. The good news is I know I’m in great biblical company. My reaction isn’t as significant as all of those individuals, who when confronted directly with God’s intention, asked the same God fearing question, “You talking to me?”
Now before anyone starts to quote the vast number of saints who heard the Word and simple said yes, I’m talking about those like Moses who initially tried to talk God out of selecting him to do God’s bidding. I received one of those e-mail articles that circulates throughout cyber space that captured this all for me, particularly if you’re a reluctant player God wishes to send into life’s ballgame. “God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.”
The point in the final analysis is if God wants something from you, you’ll probably end up complying. I mean it’s not like He’s going to take no for an answer, if He decides you’re the one (see bible under Moses). For me, even though I always think I could do more, I know I should be writing this column. I have been blessed with this platform and I don’t think I have a choice in whether or not I should use it to spread my truths about the gospel. I could no more deny this obligation than I could convince you that I do not possess the gift of being able to write; a blessing that comes straight from God.
The mystery of faith is no mystery to me. Christ died. Christ rose. Christ will come again. He is my Lord and Savior. I’m called and pretty much so are all of you. Romans 8:28 “As we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.” It says His purpose, not yours or mine. The older I get the more I appreciate and love Him. Therefore, I am obligated and quite please to serve.
May God bless and keep you always.