Zacharias, Elizabeth, Mary, Joseph, the disciples, Lazarus, Martha, the Samaritan woman at the well, blind Bartimaeus–what do they all have in common? They were characters in the story of Jesus.
Do you know something else they had in common? They were all normal people. Regular people, like you and me, living ordinary, insignificant lives.
Until God called them to play a part in His story.
That changed them. And it’ll change us.
You see, there’s a part for each of us in the grand story God is writing. Each of us has something to do, some role to play. Each of us is important and needed.
God can use us mightily. Through us He can touch a heart, lead a soul into His family, bring healing and hope, change a life–change the world!
But we have to be willing to leave the normal.
We have to be willing to step out of our comfort zones. We have to be willing to not always know exactly what’s going to happen. We have to be willing to follow wherever He leads, even if it means moving to another country and leaving behind almost everything we know. We have to be willing to stand out, to be different, to risk being ridiculed because we’re different. We have to be willing to live a not-normal life.
Listen. He’s calling us to leave our normal, ordinary, like-everybody-else’s lives.
He’s calling us to be a part of His story.