“He said to them, “Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby, so that I may preach there also; for that is what I came for.” — Mark 1:38
I’ve been asked this before… many a time. “What makes you think YOU can preach the word of God? Who do YOU think you are?” These questions are often dripping with doubt and skepticism. How does a guy like me, who works in real estate and private money, even think he can preach the word of God?
To be honest, it’s a question I’ve asked myself a few times before too. And not just on Saturday nights when I’m tired, the Holy Spirit seems to be out for the evening, and I’m seeking divine inspiration for the next day’s sermon. There are days that I also wonder what makes me, fallible and incredibly human, think I can give people God’s advice and counsel on a weekly basis. What makes me so special?
To tell you the truth, I’m nothing special. I felt chosen by God out of necessity for myself, my family, my company, and my clients. God rose my hand for me because there was a desperate need in my personal life and throughout its circle of influence.
This need has only grown over the years and the fruits of God’s labor has grown also. We’ve increased our reach in various areas throughout the United States and the results have been truly remarkable. More and more people are coming to our Sunday morning services at our events across the nation and its heartening for me and my staff to see this fellowship grow.
So again… Who do I think I am? I’m simply a guy who wants to make sure the life-changing message that radically altered my existence is available for the taking by anyone and everyone willing to listen.
I don’t think God chose me because a talent for gab but because of my potential reach in many cities across the nation. I think God impressed upon my heart, and the hearts of my co-preachers, a desire to allow many different people access to Him. I’m just thrilled and humbled to be one of God’s tools. And I pray, each and every day, that I stay an effective and willing participant and that the word remains true and inspirational.
I thank you for being a part of it.