There’s this voice inside, the voice that says nothing special, or not that great, or even failure. The voice that accuses, discredits, invalidates, and discourages.
It’s a woman’s constant companion.
And she fights it. Oh, every day, she must first silence the Voice just to plant her feet on the floor, shove the Voice aside to reach for her devotions, stop her ears from the Voice to go about her errands and appointments, strain to hear the sweet sounds of her own children and husband above the clamor of the Voice.
It takes struggle to fight the Voice. Because it never, never stops. But for thousands of years, my friend, that terrible Voice has attacked not only women but flesh-and-blood men, as well.
Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon, called Peter, and Andrew, his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
— Matthew 4:18-19
And then Peter said, “But we are just fishers!“
Then Andrew said, “Fishing is nothing special, and we aren’t that great at it, anyway!”
No, indeed, these two men — oh, what normal, sinful, ordinary, stinky men! — these two had the faith that God could make their ordinary into something extraordinary.
And Christ made them the ones who turned the world upside down.
God desires us — flawed, sinful, struggling, stinking us — God loves us and only wants to further perfect His glorious creation in us, to make this ordinary extraordinary for His glory.
You. Right where you are. Right now.
Just let Him use you today.