Filtering Soldiers of the End Times
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (NKJV)
There’s one boy named Jacob in my school. He was a good student. He wasn't the smartest kid in class, but he worked hard and made pretty good grades although his worst subject was arithmetic. One day as he sat struggling with his assignment, he finally threw down his pencil and cried out in frustration, "I just can't do it!". His teacher smiled at Jacob and said, "Can't never could do anything Jacob. Here, let me help you." His teacher went over to Jacob's desk and showed him step by step what he had to do to solve the problem. With his teacher's help, suddenly it didn't seem so hard after all.
Have you ever said that too like Jacob? I guess most of us did one time or another. Maybe you said it when the soccer coach asked you to take the penalty shot that would win the game, or when your piano teacher asked you to play a difficult piece on a recital?
In Jeremiah 1:4-19, one day God spoke to Jeremiah and said, "Before you were even born, I chose you to be my prophet to all the nations." Jeremiah answered, "I can't! I'm not a good speaker, and besides, I'm too young."
"Don't say 'I can't'" the LORD answered Jeremiah. "If I tell you to go and speak to someone, then go! And when I tell you what to say, don't leave out a word!" Then the LORD reached out his hand, and touched Jeremiah's mouth and said, "I am giving you the words to say, and I am sending you with authority to speak to the nations for me."
There will be times in your life when God will come to you, as he did to Jeremiah, and ask you to do something special for Him. He may call you to be a helper at school, a prayer warrior for your sick friends, a preacher, or maybe a Sunday School volunteer perhaps. Whatever it is that God calls you to do in life, remember what He said to Jeremiah, "Don't say, 'I can't!'" If God calls you to do something, he will reach out His hand and touch your life to give you the ability to do it. He will use you no matter how young you are right now.
Prayer: Dear Father, there may be some things in this life that we cannot do. But we know that if you ask us to do something, you will give us the ability to do it if we will just trust in you. Amen