Sometime I have these moments where I just want someone to give me a pep-talk. I get to feeling like I don’t have a purpose anymore, and I’m not making a real difference in anyone’s life. There was a season when I knew exactly what I was supposed to be doing, exactly how I was being used, and exactly how I was to use the gifts/passions the Lord has given me…
I’m not in that season anymore.
This morning though, the most wonderful thing happened!
To preface, Nolan and I have been going to the church where he grew up, because that is where we are doing our premarital counseling, but it’s a pretty good size church so there are a LOT of people that I have never met before. Anyway, while we were getting coffee in the coffee-corner, this morning before the service, this guy came up to me and said,
“I know I haven’t really met you before but I have been wanting to talk to you since I noticed you were coming here now. I just want you to know that when you came to our church a couple years ago (with the CTI team) I was a new Christian, and what you said that day was exactly what I needed to hear. It was an important lesson for me”.
That one small comment made me get all teary-eyed because the Lord was kindly reminding me that He will use me in whatever way He deems best, and I won’t always know it’s happening. Not only that but He will never run out of uses for me. If He is the potter and I am a pot that He has created by hand, I need not be afraid He will toss me aside because I’ve lost my function. He won’t put me on the shelf to sit until my time is up, because there is always work to be done.
I bet that guy this morning didn’t know the Lord was using him to give me a pep-talk, but his few words sure were inspiring.