So many days I live like I don't have a purpose. I go through the motions with no passion. Then I see someone who is totally committed to a cause and I wonder, what is it that makes me passionate? What inspires me? What cause would I give my life for?
God has placed a call on my life. He has shown me His heart for broken and lost people and His passion has become mine. The passion I saw in His eyes started a flame in my heart. God has given me a voice. He has given it to me so that I can help other people find theirs. I am called to break the chains of silence, to help people find their voices. God has been teaching me how to use the voice He has blessed me with. That's kind of been the theme of my life this past year. So many times in my life I've chosen to be silent, I've believed the lie that my words weren't valuable or worth listening to.
God gave me a word last fall through dear Papa Sam (one of the leaders of YWAM in India). He told me 3 truths about who I am. One of those truths was simply that God has not made me dumb. Confusing right? I didn't understand why God would say this at first because I've never really thought of myself as a dumb person. But....it all made sense when I looked up the definition of dumb. Here is what the dictionary says about dumb: mute, unable to speak, lacking the power of speech. Haha :) God was telling me that He has given me the ability to speak. I shouldn't live like I don't have anything to say. That is one of the truths God has given me and I have to daily choose to live like it is true.
6 "Ah, Sovereign LORD," I said, "I do not know how to speak; I am only a child." 7 But the LORD said to me, "Do not say,'I am only a child.' You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever i command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD. 9 Then the LORD reached our his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, "Now I have put my words in your mouth."