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The Family

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Think You Can't? Yes You Can.

Our preacher Mr. Tommy Poarch gave a great sermon tonight.  He was talking about how each one of us has a part to play for the Lord.  There is something every person can do to spread God's word.  We need to get out there and live our lives doing for others, playing a part in God's great plan, not just sitting around taking up space!

As I was listening, a couple sentences he spoke stood out to me.  He said:

"God sees potential in each of us.  We don't have to be perfect people because
there is no such thing as a perfect person"

In other words, we don't have to wait to act.  We don't have to feel "perfect" or "worthy" before we go out and try to make a difference.  Use what we have, who we are and what we are given to make a change in this world. 

Of course when he said this, I thought about adoption.

So many people wait for the perfect moment to adopt.  The right house, the bigger car, enough money saved.  Sometimes the wait goes on and on and then..... it just never happens.

Mr. Poarch said something else tonight that rang true for me.  He said that sometimes people just don't believe that God is big enough to do "it".  They don't trust in Him to accomplish "it" so that He can have the glory.

What is that "it"?  Well for us, it was our adoption of Gideon.  We had to rely heavily on His grace, mercy and guidance.  If not for God, Gideon would not be with us today.

God uses each and every one of us in the way He sees fit if we allow Him to. 
HE is big enough. 
HE is great enough. 
He is awesome enough to knock down whatever obstacles are in our way to achieving something great for His glory.... if we only let Him.

If you are not convinced, read below to see what was printed in our bulletin today:

The next time you feel like God can't use you, just remember........

Abraham was too old.
Joseph was abused.
Moses wasn't a fluent speaker.
Gideon was afraid.
Rahab was a prostitute.
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young.
David had an affair and was a murderer.
Elijah was suicidal.
Jonah ran from God.
Naomi was a widow.
Job went bankrupt.
John the Baptist ate bugs.
Peter denied Christ.
The Deciples fell asleep while praying
Mary Magdalene was demon posessed.
The Samaritan Woman was divorced..... more than once.
Paul was "too religious" to see the truth.
Lazarus was DEAD!!!!!!

......... no more excuses now.  God is waiting to use you to your full potential!!


  1. Thanks for sharing this! Hubby and I are praying about big decisions and wondering if we are up to the task . . . and your words are such an encouragement! God is big enough!

    And by the way, I love the name Gideon!

    Rachelle ~ adopting Gideon (Eddie in 54)

  2. Thanks Rachelle! I remember seeing that you were naming Eddie Gideon and being so happy about it! Praying for you.