December 6 (Philippians 4:19)
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (ESV)
I recently had the opportunity to join a team of Christians with a particular ministry focus. I was one of three new members, and as I listened to the team speak words of affirmation concerning the outgoing members, one thought thundered through my mind. “You do not belong here.” This was no false humility. I found myself sitting with varsity level Christian leaders. The faith, the humility, the love, the grace, the Christ-centeredness of these people and their unswerving commitment to the ministry left me feeling little more than a spiritual gate crasher.
I realized as never before that I was not part of this organization because of any certain skills of my own. Whatever my role would be on this team, whatever I could contribute, it would be God working through me to accomplish His purposes. I could do no other than to adopt a palms-up posture and wait to see what He would do.
Do you have certain talents and abilities? Great! Thank God for those and let Him show you how to use them for Kingdom purposes. At the same time, realize that He may call you to situations that lie well beyond what you think you are good at doing. In such times remember that He will supply all that you need to accomplish what He has called you to do.