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God says to you: You can be used of Me.

Now before you start to dispute this idea, let me tell you a little story out of the Bible.  Numbers 22:27-28 tells us about Balaam and his little donkey who came upon the angel of the Lord guarding the path they were traveling.  Three times the donkey saw the angel with his sword and three times she veered off the path.  Finally,  she just laid down.  And when Balaam became angry, the Lord opened the donkey’s mouth and she spoke.  So I ask you, if God can use a donkey, why in the world couldn’t He use you?  And before you start with excuses why you can’t…let me tell you about a few well-known prophets from the Old Testament.  Jeremiah argued with God that he was too young to be used…it says that Ezekiel was so sad and angry that God had to put His hand in the middle of his back and push him into service…Amos was a humble country-boy with no education when God called him…and then there was the reluctant missionary to Nineveh, Jonah, who ran far away from God’s call at first…and we all know where that landed him!  We can all be used of God.  For we all have been given gifts, talents, and passions that are unique to us.  Couple this with our unique character traits, personalities, and bents and God has very special plans for each one of us.  The only thing we  have to do is be obedient.