God put on our hearts to build a homeless teen place in Alaska and we’re just going in faith that He’s really doing this.
People have told us, “It doesn’t work that way!” (And more stuff like that.)
Us: In what way does “it” work?
Skeptics: “Well you have to have a church supporting you.”
Us: Who told you that?
The world says you have to have a church backing you or a committee or a degree in ministry or this or that to get ministry work done.
The world lies about LOTS of things.
Us to the Skeptics: So you’re limiting God?
God is NOT limited.
God is not limited to what a church or committee can do. God is not limited to what we think. And He certainly is not limited by the world’s understanding.
Look at what He did with some fishermen in The Bible.
In fact, time after time in The Bible God didn’t choose the wealthiest or most educated or famous or “most likely” people to do His important work.
Don’t you think He is MORE than capable of providing and leading today just like He did then?
He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
He still leads today. The problem is that we’ve listened and believed what the world says for so very long that it drowned out His Voice.
He promises He will take care of us and provide and He does.
When our family stopped asking other church leaders and preachers and pastors about how we can serve, and started asking God instead through prayer, He began opening doors that ONLY God can unlock.
We knew we were supposed to be serving somehow but time after time we were invited to just sit in the pew.
We were ALL made for more than that and when we don’t get the opportunity to serve somehow, a part of us begins to die.
In my opinion, churches (actually more groups and people and leaders, but ESPECIALLY churches) should be doing MORE praying over people to find their unique talents and gifts and LESS stopping people from serving but maybe that’s just me. (It’s not. But to prevent arguments, let’s say maybe it is.)
Prayer is where this happened for us and we pray the whole world starts to pray without ceasing and everyone gets to serve in the ways He’s planned for them since before they were born. He will show you. This, I know.
People know WE don’t have enough money or people or land or buildings to build this homeless place in Alaska.
But GOD’S resources are unlimited.
This is about HIS Power and our obedience to what we feel called to do.
It’s called walking by faith.
We are not walking by what money or provision we can SEE because if we did, we’d have given up WAY before we ever started.
God made us. When He knitted us together He knitted within us what our purpose is but we got so lost in the world that we lost focus of what He Calls us to do.
People listen to the world say, “That dream is too big!” or “That’s too impossible.” Or, “It has to look THIS way.” “That won’t work.”
With this Calling we feel, people have said, “Have you done your research?” “How many homeless teens are there?” Our answer, “If God’s Calling us there like we believe He is, we’re sure there is at least one and isn’t one enough?”
God talks about helping the orphans and widows.
God puts dreams in our hearts all the time.
The world is the place we hear something “can’t” happen or it’s a dumb idea.
Sweet Friend, the world is WRONG.
And if someone tells you about a dream on his or her heart, the answer is, “Let’s pray for more confirmation.”
God opens doors that no man can shut and He shuts doors that no man can open.
You’ll know because He’ll show you.
Don’t worry about opposition or people who can’t see your vision.
If they were doing the work God has prepared for them to do then they wouldn’t have time to critique His work with you.
And do not even tell me that you’re too old or it’s too late to begin a ministry. God had work for people when they were 500 years old and now, in 2015, when we’re 60, we’re whining for retirement.
We are made to serve and work and why do we hear so many people who “retire” wanting more and going back to some kind of work?
We’re unfulfilled when we don’t have a purpose or work to do.
Your ministry could be right in your neighborhood or home or job.
The work for pay that you’re doing right now may not have been God-led. If you’re miserable at your job this may be the case because even during tough times, He gives peace when we’re doing the work He has for us. If your job IS God-led and you’re miserable, maybe He’s used you there as long as He needed to and now is wanting to move you. Ask Him.
He may Call you across the world.
Ask Him to lead and let Him show you His plans for you. To wake up every day and know your purpose is a most wonderful way to live.
God will ALWAYS have work for us to be doing and we can ALWAYS make a difference in this world for Him.
You have to believe.
“Here am I, Lord. Send me.”