I used to be in awe of those “super” Christians I know or have heard about. Those who give their life to Christ’s ministry in service as pastors, evangelists, missionaries, healers… studying the Bible all their lives to relay God’s message with authority, to be used by God in such powerful ways, they really have to be close to God. At least, closer than me. Right?
Not really. These people are just that—flawed human beings who are living each moment of the day wondering “what next” just like you and me. They make lots of mistakes and sometimes are just as rebellious as I am. The only difference is the gifts God chose for us. They may speak from pulpits with microphones or in a foreign land in a foreign language they’ve worked really hard to learn or pray in the Spirit so powerfully that miraculous things must occur but that doesn’t mean that my gifts are any less important or necessary to the furthering of God’s kingdom.