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Like a Mustard Seed

on August 16, 2013

Faith the size

It’s one of those paradoxes of Christianity, like “the first shall be last” and “you must first die to live.”  He chooses the small, the weak, the completely inadequate as vessels, rather the big, strong, and impressive.

It’s one of those things that I struggle with often, in spite of my work-in-progress mindset.  How can I possibly do these big things He’s asking of me?  Who am I, Lord, who am I to take on these giants of Life?

I’m so small.

I’m so flawed.

I’m not right for the job.

There are so many better equipped, stronger in faith, more Christ-like. Would not they be better for the job?

Like Moses, I doubt.  Like Jonah, I wish to run.  Like David, I plead for wisdom and I wait. But like Mary, I also say, “let it be done to me according to your word.” Like Isaiah I whisper, “Here am I. Send me.”

I may be small, but my God is not.

I may be flawed, but Christ was not.

I may not be perfect for the job, but I am a willing vessel.

Because when I am weak, then I am strong.

Only because of Christ.

With the faith as small as a mustard seed…

Jen 🙂

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12 responses to “Like a Mustard Seed

  1. Michele says:

    love your gentle referrals back to the Word. also read Buttkill falls. have to read a post with a name like that. hope you continue to recover! Michele at TravelerInMyOwnBackyard@blogspot.com

  2. mmm … He’s got you where He wants you … implicitly trusting, confident in His strength, expectant of what He’s going to do through you! march on, dear sister!

  3. Thank you so much for your post. It is so timely for me. We are in the midst of some huge changes and God has given us some huge dreams and I can’t help but feel so small.

    Lord bless you.

  4. Helene says:

    We don’t have to be sure of ourselves, we only have to be sure of Him! Loved this post.

  5. metzgersix says:

    Beautiful words. All we need is a little bit of faith!

    Thanks for linking up with Woman to Woman’s Word Filled Wednesday! God bless!

  6. I love that- I may be small but God is not. He loves us small- because that is when He gets to reveal just how BIG HE is! Pinned this- thanks for linking up!

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