A few weeks back, we didn't have much food in the house. I hadn't gone shopping for several days, and didn't really have the time to run out to the store and get groceries. In times like this, I usually turn to a tried-and-true dish: pizza. I love pizza; I grew up making it with my family, and it's an inexpensive, delicious, and easy go-to meal for Jacob and I.
But there was a problem: We didn't even have many pizza ingredients in the house.
Just one frozen chicken breast, a tiny bit of mozzarella cheese, pizza dough ingredients, and no tomato sauce. So what did we do? Improvisation time!
|Our second go-around of white pizza: garlic sauce, tomatoes,|
pepperoni, and chicken!
I've found that God likes to work in a similar way. We may see God moving us to do something, but we don't see how it can happen. "God, you've obviously got the wrong idea here, because I don't have the right tools. I don't have the resources. I'm not equipped." And so on. Just take a look at the Old Testament prophets; they all gave plenty of excuses.
The word of the L came to me:
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you,
a prophet to the nations I appointed you.
But the L answered me,
Do not say, “I am too young.”
To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak.
When you actually listen to God, stop making excuses, and let Him work, crazy and epic things happen. If we had let a lack of tomato sauce and "proper" ingredients stop us that one night, we never would have discovered the beauty of homemade white pizza. If you make excuses and try to tell God that you can't do what He has planned for you, then how are you to discover the epic things He has in store for you?