😎🐫🎤 Lately I’ve been challenged with trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. As I was contemplating that Sunday, God said “Work in your strengths, but grow in your weakness.” His response brought me back to the first reading at Mass this weekend Numbers 11: 25-29. I have been given the Spirit of God (aka my strengths) to be a prophet (aka my weakness) to those God has placed beside me on this journey. You may have a similar experience as me in the fact that looking back you can see that as you mature in your journey with the Lord, you have more freely accepted and acted upon your role as a prophet. But there is still much room for growth.
Every person we encounter is at a different step in their journey with the Lord. He is guiding us to reach out to others, listen for His promptings, and act to help His Spirit move and flow through our interactions and relationships, to help others and ourselves move to the next step in our journey with Him. When you think about it, that’s an incredible responsibility we all carry. Probably not one you think of very often and talk about even less. But it is something that binds us together as one because we have all been given and called to this same glorious task. It’s not something that can be left solely to the ordained, the youth leaders, the singers. They are great sources, but they aren’t with you in your child’s room at night. They aren’t with you when your coworker is struggling. They aren’t with you when you’re driving with a friend. These are the moments that God is calling you and you alone to be His words. His Spirit. His love. His laughter. His shoulder. When He next calls you to be His prophet, how will you answer? Bless others and be blessed.
#CastingCrowns – Love You with the Truth