“But you don’t understand I can’t share. No one is going to listen to me. I am nobody!” Often this is the cry of our heart; we want to leave the business of sharing to the preacher, after all that is his job. That is what he was hired for. However, that is not the whole truth. When the Lord sent out his disciples it wasn’t just a few good men, he sent out a group of 70, and also His closest twelve disciples. Why? Because the Lord knew that every single one of them had a story to tell; just like you do. If you are a born-again, blood bought Christian, you have a testimony. It might not seem as great as the man on the other side of the church but it’s your story. And truthfully, the Lord wants to use it to touch the hearts of the people you, yes you come into contact with.
It doesn’t matter where you are, He can use you. You might be a shut-in or perhaps you may even be in prison. Maybe you are a patient in the hospital, or someone who is taking treatments for a serious disease. Are you a fireman, or a lawman or in the military? It doesn’t matter! Or maybe you are a student, teacher, a homemaker, a bus driver or a pilot. At some point in your day, you can touch the heart of another person. We see examples of it throughout the Scriptures.
Paul was in prison and yet even there, God used him to touch the hearts of those around him. Philemon 1:10 I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten while in my chains. Paul was in chains, sitting in a prison dungeon and the Lord used him. David arrived on a battle field, and declared the word of the Lord before not only the members of the army but also before the giant enemy that he was facing. Phillip was traveling and the Lord used him to minister to a eunuch on a lonely stretch of highway.
Pick up your Bible. Look at the various books. Someone took time to write these words for you to read today. Listen to the words of your favorite song; someone was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write the verses. The author of the song, “It Is Well with My Soul” wrote it as he sailed over the spot where his four daughters drowned. These words still stir many a heart even today. They are long gone but their words still touch lives today.
Have you been touched by the Lord? You can share what He has ministered to you. Have you failed and He has picked you up? Someone else is enduring the same pain today. Have you been tested in the fire of affliction? Then you have a testimony. It doesn’t matter where you have been or where you are even now. If you are willing the Lord can use you to touch someone somewhere. It might be just the simple words, “I was thinking about you and I wanted you to know I am praying for you!” Or perhaps, you are in that hospital bed. There is a nurse, or a technician coming into your room that needs to know that the Lord loves them. Maybe, you pass some of our military in a store or airport, let them know you appreciate their service and you are praying for them.
You will never know what those few words will mean to them. But I can promise you this; it will certainly make an impression on them. They will remember those few words of encouraging and compassion long after they forget what you even looked like. The Lord wants to use each one of you today. It doesn’t matter where you are or even if you never leave your home today. He can use you in person, on the phone, or on the internet to touch someone else.
Be obedient! Be faithful! Be true to the call on your life. Take that step of faith and be a mouthpiece for the Lord. He will give you the words and the strength you need.