One of the craziest and boldest things we could ever say to God is, “Here am I! Send me.”
What an audacious declaration we could make. The implications of this are far beyond what we could ever imagine. There is a tinge of fear and the sense of being on the precipice of the unknown whenever we stand here.
I believe many people who are changing this world, making an impact for the Kingdom of God, and living stories worth telling are those who said this. Whether or not they used the words, it may have been in their heart, but they made this declaration to be used by God and to do what most of us only dream about.
But it was simple.
They just said yes.
God has for each of us something special and unique. We don’t need to build water wells in Africa to be used. That very well may not be what we say yes to. You and I may say yes to raising a family and loving a community that doesn’t know the love of God at all. You may say yes to being a teacher, or writing a book, or being a doctor.
When Isaiah said this to God, everything changed, for himself and for God’s people. One person saying yes to God can have dramatic, life-changing effects for multitudes of others.
And guess what? You can do it.
Isaiah wasn’t prepared and didn’t think himself worthy of such a task. But God gave him the strength, wisdom, and ability to do it. He was with Isaiah. And He will be with you and me the whole time, too.
It’s scary, because it’s God. You and I don’t really know what He’ll do. But we know He’s good, and He loves us, and He really, really loves this world.
He’ll make it worthwhile.
So, you may not know what God is calling you to. Or maybe you haven’t heard Him ask the question, “Whom shall I send?”
That’s ok. I am still trying to step out of that boat, too. But I have heard His voice, and He is whispering things to me, as I’m sure He is to you, too.
What’s He moving you towards? It may just be toward Himself. To that you can say, “Here am I!” and the “send me” will come.