“Many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus because the woman had said, ‘He told me everything I ever did!’” John 4:39, NLT
What excuses have you been making to avoid being used by God?
It doesn’t take years of following Jesus to do what God put you on earth to do. No matter what you’ve done, God has a special assignment for you. In fact, it doesn’t even take a day of “good” living. God can use you the moment you put your trust in Jesus – like he did with the woman at the well in Samaria.
What started out as a simple request for a drink of water, became the longest recorded conversation Jesus had with an individual, a conversation in which Jesus offered the woman, not well water, but living water – the kind that leads to eternal life.
Not only did Jesus initiate this conversation, He knew going into it she has had five husbands and wasn’t even married to the one she woke up to that very morning. Jesus knew beforehand about her rather complicated past, yet He still sought her out!
The woman then left her water jar beside the well, ran back to her village, and told people about Jesus – and “many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus.”
Are you ready for your special assignment? God doesn’t need you to get it together first. When you look at the Bible, you’ll see that God has used all kinds of “misfits”: Jacob was insecure, Leah was unattractive, Moses stuttered, Samson was codependent, Rahab was immoral, David had an affair,
Jonah was reluctant, John the Baptist was eccentric, Peter was hot-tempered, Martha worried a lot, Zacchaeus was unpopular, and Thomas had doubts.
God had an assignment for all of them. He has one for you, too, if you will stop making excuses.