For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
This verse holds so much meaning for me. I long to serve God, wherever He wants me to serve. Until He calls me! LOL! Then I start to question if I'm supposed to be doing this or that for the Lord. I say things like,
"I'm not real comfortable with that."
"This isn't my area of strength."
Here is a quote that has helped me keep things in perspective:
God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called.
I believe this is an important truth. I know of so many Christians who aren't serving God. I ask myself why and the only answer I can think of is this, "People are waiting to be equipped before they step out in faith to serve God."
If the above describes you, stop waiting and step out in faith to serve God wherever He has opened up a door for you.
Remember what Moses said after God called him to be His mouthpiece:
Exodus 4:10-12 Moses said to the LORD, "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue." The LORD said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say."
Did you notice that God doesn't offer to just "heal" Moses of his speech disorder? No, instead God expects Moses to stay dependent on Him. Unfortunately, Moses doesn't have the faith he needs and insists that God find someone else to do the job. (Read the rest of Exodus 4 to find out what God does.)
Let's not be lacking in faith when it comes to serving God. Let's bless Him by being willing vessels to do whatever He asks of us.
Are you currently serving in a ministry? If you are, I'd love to hear a brief description of what you're doing and how God has equipped you.