Bloom Where You’re Planted

Are you being used by God to make a difference in others’ lives? 

Are you living out the life God has in mind for you?

Many say they want to be used by the Lord. They may even pray to be used. 

But they spend their lives waiting–to be called by God.

The truth is, if we have surrendered our life to Christ, we are called. 

Romans 8:28 tells us that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

God has lives he wants you to touch exactly where you are. 

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You and I are where we are at this time for a specific purpose. And you can know for sure that he will provide every resource, desire and need to fulfill that purpose. 

Many Christians are waiting for a change. They may be in a difficult time of life and they’re waiting for this time to change. Maybe they’re new to the place they’re living and are waiting to become more familiar with people. 

Some are waiting for finances to grow in order to allow them to be able to give out. 

Others are just waiting for opportunities; they’re waiting for the door to open.  

Still others are waiting until they feel ready, confident and prepared enough. 

They’re waiting, for something.

What are you waiting for?

There’s an expression that says Bloom where you’re planted. And how right that is. 

It takes one thing to live out the purpose God has in mind for you. It takes faith in God, knowing that God’s power is greater than whatever you lack. 

God is able to use you, as weak and seemingly unprepared as you are.

Keep in mind that God does not call the equipped. He equips the called. 

You will never be enough. You’ll always lack something. You will never be fully prepared enough in your eyes and in the eyes of some others to be used by God. We’re all flawed. No one is perfect. The wonderful truth is that as 2nd Corinthians 12:9 points out, God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness. 

Our limitations are actually opportunities for God to pour himself through us. 

Dependence and confidence in how able we think we are some of the greatest hindrances to being used by God. 

I spoke with some friends in a gathering recently about the saying Christianity is a crutch. This saying is meant to degrade Christians. 

But this thought should be our banner of triumph. We are in need of Christ. We should never see leaning on him as a flaw but as a blessing. When we recognize our limitations as opportunities for God to pour through us, that’s when we are walking in the power of the spirit. 

And that’s when amazing things happen.

We are called. What are we called to do? We’re called to be available to God. We’re called to step out exactly where we are.

We’re called to reach out to a world needing the love of Christ.

We’re called to bring the gospel to a world that is in dire need of a savior. 

So stop waiting. Sure, take the future steps God is leading you to take, but in the meantime pray for opportunities for God to use you this very day. 

Step out in whatever situation you’re in and make a difference.

God has great plans for you today. 

“The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.” (1 Thess. 5:24) 

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