I have found God to be like that teenage girl - always willing to lead and teach when I am willing to learn and accept His help. When I was eighteen, my church asked me to teach a preschool Sunday School class. I felt completely inadequate because I knew nothing about little children. However, I trusted that the adults who asked me knew what they were doing and that God would guide me, and He did. What I at first feared became a real joy to me. Since then, God has asked me to do many things that I know I could have never done in my own abilities, such as teaching, teaching special education, opening a children’s shop that specialized in toys for children with disabilities, writing a book, establishing a website, and blogging! In everything, I have recognized God at work. He supplied help in every endeavor by providing just the right helpers, mentors, and training that I needed. Above all, He has always provided endless amounts of grace and peace in knowing that He was always there walking beside me and even carrying me when I needed it. At the end of every endeavor, I have felt that I learned more and received more than I ever gave.
Over the past year, I became aware of an area of Christian life where I had really failed to follow Jesus’s command. God allowed me to be in just the right place at the right time to learn more about this particular Christian character trait. In fact, it seemed that in every Sunday School lesson, every sermon, every conference I was hearing about this one thing. Soon, I felt God urging me to tell others about what I was learning. I have feared writing about this more than anything God has ever asked me to do because I feel so inadequate. I am the worst of sinners when it comes to this one command because until now, I had never realized its importance and what it really meant. However, I have finally begun writing; and of course, to my great relief, God has been busy supplying me with resources that I never knew existed.
What I want you to know is that you should never fear what God asks you to do. It is through our weakness that He can supply us with the help, love, and grace that we need to finish the course set before us. In addition, we know that God will use the scriptures to prepare and equip us for every good work (2 Timothy 3:17) and will hold our hand all the way (Isaiah 41:13a). Step out in faith and allow God to work through you. Let go and let God.