I had a phone conversation a few weeks ago where the person on the other end asked me an unexpected question. You see we’d been talking for a while about “my story” and I guess he was a little confused. I could tell he was a bit troubled and then it came out…
“Jen, can I ask you something….
How in the world are you still standing?”
I wasn’t exactly sure what he was looking for, but I answered as though I was.
It’s a valid question. I get it.
What in the world would give a single woman with 5 kids, divorced twice, living in her parents basement the idea that God still wanted to use her life for something great? What in the world would give this woman the ability to have no fear in the world to keep moving in ministry and plowing her way forward? Certainly she should fold by now. The story is too messy, the odds are stacked too high.
Well, that’s just not the case for me. Not today, and not ever. (Call me crazy if you wish).
I know it sounds crazy. I get that, but I can’t deny the encounter I had with the Lord several years ago where I walked away convinced that He wanted to use me for something great.
He does. He wants to use us all for something great!
Ephesians 3:20 “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”
No story is too far gone. No life is too far damaged.
I don’t know who I’m speaking to tonight, but I pray you hear the message loud and clear.