June 18, 2012
You know that song “Unforgettable?” Well I’m pretty sure they didn’t write it about me. Do you ever run into people with whom you’ve had past encounters and not only are you nameless to them, but also unrecognizable? Do you walk in anonymity, often seeking it because you feel very forgettable? Afraid that the bright light of recognition will reveal just how ordinary you really are? And if others see who you really are will they like you? You’d rather not find out so being invisible is the tradeoff! Do you look at yourself knowing we are all to have talents and abilities and wonder if God ran a little short on “the stuff” in your case? Do you feel average in your work, as a spouse, a parent, a cook, a home decorator? You’d never be the life of the party, in fact at times you worry that you are downright boring. Uncomfortable in gatherings of many people do you look around and wish you were like Brenda Bubbly or Trudy Talker? How about Abby All the Answers? Ordinary, forgettable, insignificant, invisible. Do the words play through your mind like a broken record? Take heart my friend. The One who created us has not forgotten us! He has called us by name, we are His. We are inscribed on the palm of his hand. Acts 4:13 records the description of Peter and John as unschooled, ORDINARY, men. Shown here to have great courage so much so that others took note that these men had been with Jesus. God deliberately chooses the lowborn and insignificant. Why? So that no one can boast before him. Being ordinary and insignificant makes you a very likely candidate for God to use for His glory. Being willing to be used by God is the key. We need to get beyond the fear that we have nothing to offer and realize that we have nothing to offer apart from God. Without him we can do nothing but with him and through him we can do ALL things. Today if you are forgettable like me, just remember you are exactly the kind of person God is looking for through whom he can do great things.