"My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people."
~ Ezekiel 37: 27
One thing is for certain, I was never chosen to be on any kind of sports team because I was good at the sport. It was generally because I was great entertainment.
I'm so glad to know that God picked me long before this example of my abilities hit the front page of the paper. We forget that God is very unconditional about each of us. I remember hearing that God does not call the equipped, but equips the called.
We all have a purpose, with many gifts. Sometimes we have to strike out a few times before we refine the gift, or before we completely grasp what that gift is.
It's easy for me to look at the photo now and smile. At the time it was a bit devastating, even though it made me famous for my poor sports skills.
Sometimes our gifts aren't so obvious, but that's when we need to listen. There is one thing to remember that I learned several years ago, and that is, God will never lead us where God's grace, purpose, and gifts will not sustain.
God dwells within each of us. If we seek that presence, and listen to our heart, there are many things that we can accomplish.
God has picked you for God's team. Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.