God's Works Revealed in Us
Each and every one of us can be a vessel through which God works, despite or because of the ways in which we are broken. It is not a coincidence that the Bible describes people’s encounters with God as causing them to shine. When God touches us, like the blind man, we are transformed into shining beacons of God’s grace, mercy, and love. No matter what illness, disease, disability, injury we suffer, or sin we have committed, God’s works can be revealed through each one of us.
It takes courage to allow God to work through us and not be worried about what the world thinks. It takes being willing to be driven away, just as the blind man, and continuing to preach the good works of God. It takes discipline, dedication, and a commitment that, no matter how many times we get beaten down, we will get back up to allow God’s work to be revealed in us.
God works well with fear, doubt, and self-loathing. I invite you this week to identify where you feel “less than” in your life. Then, I challenge you to find the courage to consider the possibility that God’s works can be revealed through you, especially through the “less-than” places you may have discovered.