Have you ever prayed, “send me Lord” but in fact were afraid God would send you? Where you afraid that He would pull you off your comfy couch and send you to some desolate land where simple comforts of life do not exist or are very limited? Does such a thought actually prevent you from praying; “send me” because you know in your mind that you are not ready to go? God will not send us somewhere when He knows it is not in our heart to go. For now God would be more pleased to send us out of our living rooms and across the street to our neighbours.
God will not send us somewhere until He is ready. He chooses to use us in His plan and when He wants us He will be the provider, enabler, supporter and protector of those He sets in motion. His work is not based on whether we feel ready but when He is ready. The Holy Spirit is transforming those of us who truly want to be disciples and is getting them ready to be part of Jesus’ mission. God does not expect us to have memorized the bible or have all theological arguments fine-tuned. He wants us to continue to seek Him and when He recognizes our desire to be disciples, He will use us. Being a true disciple of Christ causes us to want to go and make more disciples.
In a vision, Isaiah stood before God filled with guilt and doubt about whether he could have any impact on his community. He says “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the
Lord Almighty.”(Isaiah 6:5). God cleansed and forgave Isaiah of his guilt and sin and then called for someone to do His work – Isaiah responded, “send me”.
The work of the Military Christian Fellowship of Canada is to take the Good News of Jesus Christ to the military community in Canada and abroad. We do not pray for a new mission from God because we already have one. We do pray for men and women to step and tell God “send me” so He will consider them to take Jesus’ love into their military environment. If you have accepted Christ as your Saviour then you have been commissioned by Jesus (Matthew 28: 16-20) to accept God’s call. God used Peter, a fisherman who made numerous mistakes, to take His truth to the world. Can you, in whatever role you have in society, say to God “send me”?
“Lord I am just a ________ but I accept the calling of the Great Commission that you have put before me. I will need the Holy Spirit to me give me courage and strength to do Your will. I am as ready as I will ever be Lord. Where do you want me? AMEN”