I sat outside on our back patio this morning and sipped my coffee as the dew burned off the grass. My four year old son peeked his head out the back door and asked if he could swing on the play structure in our backyard. I love to watch my children play. I love the wonder and imagination as they dream up games and distant worlds that they are conquering. I told him yes, and watched him walk down the yard to swing. As he was walking he was singing, Rejoice in the Lord, Rejoice in the Lord, Rejoice in the Lord, Always.
I couldn’t have resonated with the song more. My Lord Jesus was speaking through my sweet boy. I sat and thanked God for the victory of The Blush Network’s first ever Latina conference. Last December, I distinctly felt the Lord place the beautiful Latina’s on my heart. I had heard of the need to reach the girls and wanted to do everything in my power to accomplish God’s prompting on my heart. I knew it was God’s prompting and not mine because I am not Latina and I do not speak Spanish. However, the more I learn about my God, the more I know that that is exactly who He chooses to use. The seemingly inadequate from a physical standpoint God often has equipped adequately for the supernatural. I was not going to allow a cultural barrier to steal the joy of ministering! God distinctly told me to do it and I was going to obey no matter what. My appearance God was going to take care of if in fact it was His plan. The planning went off well. We were prepped and ready just like for every other conference and event we do. Throughout the weekend the girls commented on my appearance to be sure, one girl even saying, “you are white.” I laughed and said, “I am?” Every session I was impressed with the sweet ladies that attended. I saw the passion from them and the raw desire to walk in the way of the cross. My heart was heavy before the last session of the conference….I sat backstage and prayed that God would use the last session for His glory. After I spoke and we praised the Lord so many girls made life decisions for Christ. When I was getting ready to close in prayer the conference I felt someone grab my hand and begin to pray. It was one of the most precious women you could meet. I had two women praying for me on either side of me. They were asking God to bless our ministry and myself. By the end of the prayer, I was almost overcome with emotion. The lady to my right said, “Look up.” I looked up and saw a huge crowd of beautiful women gathered around me with their hands raised. In that one act, God had confirmed the small voice in my spirit to do a latina event the December before. He was glorified by the obedience of my team.
I wonder today, what is God telling you to do that you don’t think equipped to do. I am confident that God speaks to us regularly and if we submit to what He says we will be blown away by the reward. Some of you God has told you to quit your job and go into the ministry. Some of you need to break up with your boyfriends. Some of you need to share Christ with your neighbor, some of you need to lead a small group. Some of you need to start to tithe. He has spoken and you cannot shake the blatant call of the Creator. You can try, but you won’t win. I encourage you with this, when you push the normal aside and do the uncomfortable for Christ He promises to bless. If we hadn’t gone to Phoenix last week to minister to the latina girls, I would have missed out on a huge blessing!! Girls lives were changed and I had a front row seat to see God’s glory.
Rather than being blinded by your seeming insufficiency, be encouraged when God calls because He sees that you are sufficient.
1 Samuel 16:7 The Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as many sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.