Things to remember next time you feel like God can’t use you

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I wasn’t sure what I had to offer Pilgim when I joined.  I knew what I wanted to receive: a community in which to live and expand my spiritual life.  But if I had anything to offer what was it and how could I make time for it?  Pilgrim quickly enfolded me in its arms by asking me to join the evangelism committee.  I hesitated.  I am shy and I don’t know anything about outreach or marketing.  Regardless, I jumped (or was lifted?) on board and the following year I became the deacon of evangelism.  The pastors had dragged a talent out of me that I didn’t know I had.  Well, I think there’s a talent there.  God help me, I hope so. 

Pilgrim’s Stewardship Committee recently wrote the following in a letter to the congregation: 

Things to remember next time you feel like God can’t use you:  Abraham was too old, Noah drank too much, Jeremiah and Timothy were too young, Elijah was suicidal, Jonah ran from God, Job went bankrupt, Peter denied Christ, Martha worried about everything, Paul was too religious, and Lazarus was dead!  No more excuses now.  God can use you to your full potential!

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