You Ain’t Nothin’ Till He Calls It!

Have you ever wondered what your purpose in life was? Why did God create you the way He did? What does He expect and want from me? These are good questions to be asking, we should wonder about such meaningful things in life. But I want to ask another question; Where do you go for the answers to such questions? I honestly think that’s the more important question we should be asking ourselves.

There was a baseball umpire in the major leagues by the name of Bill Clem. One day he was umpiring an important game. There was a runner on third base. The batter hit a deep fly to left field. The left fielder went way back, caught the ball, and rifled the ball home with his shotgun arm as the runner on third broke for the plate. It was a perfect throw on one hop to the catcher. The ball, the catcher, and the runner all hit the plate at the same time as dust flew everywhere. The umpire hesitated in his decision until the dust cleared. One bench screamed, “He’s out! He’s out!” The other bench screamed, “Safe! He’s safe!” Bill Clem turned around and looked at both benches and said, “He ain’t nothin’ till I call it!”
God looks at us and says, “You ain’t nothin’ till I call it.” But when He has called it, then you are something. And the something that you are is the something He wanted you to be, and it is desperately needed by the rest of us.

For just as the body is one and has many members,
and all the members of the body, though many,
are one body, so it is with Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:12

God has put the body of Christ, the church, together in the way He wants. And when God says it, that’s the way it ought to be. God has a plan and purpose for your life. Part of that plan is to know Him through a relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ. Our sin has broken our relationship with God. And to remedy that, God gave His Son, Jesus Christ to die and pay the penalty for our sin. When we come to Jesus and ask Him to forgive us of all the wrong we have done, He does so based upon His own sacrifice on the cross.

Don’t believe the lie that you are nothing…God has created you with gifts and abilities that are unique to you and you alone. He desires to have a personal relationship with you and that relationship is possible through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 14:6

 

About scon777

Pastor/Teacher at Grace Bible Church in Redwood City, CA since 1998.

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