Um, it kind of grosses me out. Like, gag me with a spoon!
**Hiding behind my piles of laundry so the domestic divas out there can't swat me with their feather dusters!**
Guess what? Just like my disdain for cleaning my home, I'm typically not the first in line, jumping up and down for God to pick me to do the dirty work for His Kingdom. I'm not volunteering to stick my hands deep into the muck. It's one thing to put off jobs around the house, but to put off God's assignments for me - that's downright sinful.
Let's be honest. As Christians, especially AMERICAN Christians, we have set aside the dirty work, waiting for someone else to step in and do it.
GOD: "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit."
Mike Rowe doesn't go into those nasty situations unprepared. He is given all the right equipment, instructions, and manpower to complete the jobs at hand. Though he may get covered in muck, he always gets the job done.
God doesn't ask us to do anything He hasn't already equipped us to do. He gives us all the right tools, His instruction manual, and the power of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 2:10 says, "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." The phrase "prepared beforehand" is from the Greek words "pro" and "hetoimazo", which are put together to mean "to fit up in advance; to ordain or prepare before." I understand that to mean that God has fit you up and prepared you in advance of the good works He has planned for you to do. So, why do we keep putting off the jobs He's fashioned for us to do today?
Though I have opened myself up to being obedient to God in more areas of my life, I am merely taking baby steps. I hope that what I'm doing now is priming me to take the big leaps so that when He asks me to do His dirty work, I'll be the one jumping up and down, saying, "Oooh, oooh, LORD, pick me, pick me!"
There are a few resources I want to share with you that God has used to soften my heart on these matters.