Tuesday, 06 October 2015 14:51

Why Me?

Written by  Pastor Kemi Searcy
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?Why Me?

 

A few years ago I had a dream that I had been invited somewhere to preach. As I arrived I saw thousands of women in a huge auditorium. Immediately, fear gripped my heart. I turned and told the organizer, “I can’t do this. There are too many people.” Immediately someone took my place preaching. As I sat watching my replacement fumble with her words, I realized I could have done a much better job.

In the dream I began repenting, saying, “Lord I will never turn down another opportunity to tell others about you. As I rose up to go with tears rolling down my cheeks, I saw from all the angles of the room women running toward me, each with a folded note of a sermon in their hand. They cried, “We have been called to preach!” Others said, “We have been called to do something for the Lord but do not know where and how to begin.” They all pleaded, “Will you help us?”

 

Immediately I heard Joel 2:28 being recited: “In the last days I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh. Your sons and daughters shall prophesy.” The dream ended with me saying, “This is truly the hour for the daughters to arise!”

 

Beloved, this is truly the time for you to rise so that God may shine through you. Don’t be like me in my dream, asking the Lord, “Why me?” Consider this: If not you, then who? If not now, then when?  

 

The Lord Has Need of You

 

You may not think much of yourself, but remember God is in the details of life: everyone has value in His eyes. Everyone has a mission and a purpose. Just as He needed even the donkey to fulfill a role in the huge prophetic parade into Jerusalem (see Luke 19), He needs you, more so at this hour where lawlessness seems to be increasing.

 

This season reminds me of a time in Israel’s history recorded in Judges 5:6 where the people of God experienced so much fear and terror in the hand of their enemies that they went into hiding. At that time God raised up a woman named Deborah whose love for God and her nation propelled her into the battlefront and to victory.

 

The same level of fear and urgency experienced in Deborah’s day is what we now face in our time. The Lord is looking for the next “Deborah” to arise and take up the banner of righteousness in the land. Will you be the one?

 

According to the latest statistics, about 7 billion people live on Planet Earth. Out of the 7 billion, only 2.5 billion say that they are Christians. That means billions of people will not make it into heaven. This is a painful reality as some of the people who won’t share heaven’s bounty are our dear friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members. 

 

God is Requiring All Hands on Deck in This Hour.

It will take more than a select few to get ready for His coming. He definitely needs you, woman of God! Remember He promised that our sons and daughters would prophesy and our old men would dream. Notice that God did not put a distinction between the gender roles in His kingdom. Kingdom work only requires availability. 

 

What We Must Do

 

1. Realize that ministry is not limited to preaching behind the podium on Sunday morning.

 

2. Ministry, in its true definition, is meeting the needs of others. Go find the needs around you and serve people through good deeds, encouragement, etc.

 

3. Definitively point people to the Savior.

 

4. Take up the work of intercession on behalf of your family, community, nation, and the world.

 

 

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