Are You Making a Difference?

Are You Making a Difference

I wasn’t going to post anything today but changed my mind. This past Sunday and Monday were really tough for me which I’ll talk more about in a later post. I go through these mood swings where I just don’t want to be bothered with people.

I’m naturally and introvert but God has been drawing me out of my comfort zone.

I’m content to be in the background, inconspicuous and hidden behind the crowd but I don’t think that’s Gods plan for me.

Sometime last year Ken Jumper who is our lead Pastor and founder of the Harvest Church asked if my husband Germaine and I would be the Saturday Night Church Guest Service Leaders. I wanted to say “no”, but it wasn’t because I didn’t want to serve.

I was already serving in the cafe so that wasn’t it.

I didn’t want to do it because I didn’t want to have to deal with or be responsible for people.

I know my faults and my patience is short.

But I said yes because I knew it was the right thing to do. Germaine and I had been serving as a Saturday Night Church Guest Service Leaders for a few months when Pastor Ken came too me again, this time asking if I could come up on stage and greet the church on Saturday.

On the outside I was like…

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But on the inside I was all like…

Shocked-Face

So why do I say yes when I want to say no?

I say yes because I know that my life is not just about me and what I want to do.

It’s about my gifts, talents and what God wants me to do.

I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me. And the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20

As a Christ follower I have an obligation not to live my life a slave to my own whims, likes and dislikes. I have an obligation to reach the lost and fellowship and I can’t do that if I remain in my little comfort zone bubble.

Am I nervous every time I walk on the stage on greet Saturday Night Church? I am.

Was I nervous during the making of the video I’m about to share. Umm…yes.

But none of that matters when you’re a difference maker. When you’re touching peoples lives through friendship, conversation and acceptance, you become Gods hands and feet. All of the other stuff fades in comparison to the impact you make on peoples lives when you stand up and do what God is asking.

Do you want to see what fear that’s been overwhelmed by faith looks like? Take a look at the video my husband and I were in and tell me if I look nervous.

 

 

Tell us how you’re making a difference in your church

and how it’s changed you.

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    This is very well stated. It is very hard to have God convict us to do things that we are not comfortable with doing. Granted, we know we’re going to be able to do it, but our free will makes us less likely to “want to do it” like we should. At least that’s the way it is in my life. There are many times I hold back or am reserved when he wants me to go full force.

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    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Crystal Green, I’ve struggled in this area a bit Crystal because we do have the free will component. I’ve tried to talk and reason my way out of things God has asked me to do as well. It’s only been about a yea since I finally made up my mind that I’m going to do whatever God asks me to do consistently. No flip flopping. Just instant obedience in the instances when I’m sure He is asking. It’s definitely a growing process. God is never wrong so I’m not sure why I hesitate. Fear & doubt maybe?

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