“There is nothing I have that God can use.” Have you ever thought that? If you have, you’re not alone.
Many of us are often filled with self-doubt. We think what we have is not enough. (Sometimes we think that WE are not enough either.) Hopefully, after reading this story, you’ll realize that we all have just enough to make a difference.
This story was shared by Stu – a location leader who faithfully serves guests at the Arena Inn Motel Church. Stu’s a wonderful man who God is using weekly to change the lives of the hurting and unnoticed. Here’s Stu’s story:
We passed out the Christmas Boxes to the families and children at the motel. In addition to the boxes, a couple teenage girls heard we were going to pass out items and donated a few hand-made blankets in all sorts of colors. As we were passing out the gifts I noticed one of our guests who come each week. She was wearing a colorful blue headpiece to keep warm.
I remembered that I prayed with her after one service as she was feeling especially down. She explained to me how Satan would come to her motel room each night causing fear, discouragement, and deep loneliness.
In our prayer together after the service we asked God to put hedge or “love blanket” around her small motel room. We asked that God would instead replace those feelings with Christmas comfort and joy.
Well, I had one of those special blankets in my car last Sunday and it perfectly matched her hat – a beautiful blue pattern that was dead on! When I gave it to her I said it was to remind her of how God will blanket her family against the evil one and that He will provide a beautiful solution to her situation.
You could tell by her smile that it was more than just a blue blanket – it was a divine, custom wrapped gift just for her! I felt very blessed to be part of what God can do with simple, ordinary things. How did God know that the blue pattern would be such a perfect match!!??
God can use anything and anyone. Whether it is a brand new house, or a job or something seemingly insignificant like a blanket – God uses all things for His glory.
If you’ve been plagued by thoughts that what you have is not enough for God to use, please remember Stu’s story. God can work wonders with just a blanket and a smile.