You Have No Limits

First, I want to thank you for your generosity with our family during Pastor Appreciation.  We love you and love seeing what God is doing in your life.  

This week, I was asked how old I was when I started preaching.  I don't remember the exact age, but I must have been about 16 years old when I started.  Except, I didn't know that was my start.  I thought it was a one-time event.  If you're shocked by that age, so was I.

I'm sharing this with you because I don't want you to despise your age, or how God might be able to use you.  In 1 Timothy 4:12, Paul tells Timothy, "Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, and in purity."

The God we serve uses the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, simply because he's assured to take all the glory from it.  No matter where you are in life, God wants to take you from there and use you.  Age is not your limiting factor, gender is not your limiting factor, your socio-economic class is not your limiting factor, nothing can stop God from using you.  

Whatever you have, whoever you are, God can use you for his glory.  If God can use a young man with five loaves of bread to feed five thousand people, he can certainly use you.  But, you have to be willing to start where you are and start with what you have.  

An old song we used to sing in church said, "If you can use anything Lord, you can use me."  I hope that's your prayer before God today.  Make yourself available and you'll see him manifest his glory in your life.