Or small enough that I can squeeze it into my busy schedule.
Or small enough that it won't require too much of my energy, intellect or emotion.
But somehow, someway, those things seem to grow, and grow, until they become God-sized. Until I look over my shoulder and am amazed that God entrusted me with something that seemed so harmlessly small, but that He has blessed into something amazing.
Things like a little 250 word devotional I wrote for a quarterly magazine. A year and a half later (when it was published) eight or ten emails hit my inbox from weary Christians thanking me for those words of encouragement. Those kind emails arrived at exactly the right time to encourage me when I desperately needed it.
Things like a Christian school with thirty-something children and five staff members growing to an enrollment of more than 800 and a staff of more than 100 - even in a bad economy.
Things like a little prayer asking God to use that school to spread the Gospel around the globe, then watching Him produce students and staff who teach, preach and love in Africa, Europe and Asia, and around the USA.
Things like planning a little conference offering Christians who write for children an opportunity to fellowship and learn together, then watching it grow to include a constituency of hundreds and an influence that is stretching north, south, east and west across the USA.
Things like small prayers asking God to meet great needs, then watching in amazement as He provides.
I keep this quote taped above my computer monitor:
"God is looking for people through whom He can do the impossible. What a pity when we plan only the things we can do by ourselves."
My personal experiences with God make me shout "Amen!"
Has God every called YOU to be part of something impossible, dear reader-writer?
Can you share the story here with us? We would love to read it.
BTW - Though many online sources attribute this quote to A. W. Tozer I can't locate the original reference, book title, sermon, article or other attribution for it. If you know this information PLEASE leave it here in a comment. I would love to know exactly when, where or how these words were originally codified. A sermon title, a book title and page number - anything to point me in the right direction. Thanks!