Monday, February 4, 2013
" All Things Through Christ" By: C.C.
" God does not call the equipped, He equips the called" (Estefania)
I was a reading a blog entry from Estefania who writes at I Found Him Whom My Soul Loves and was drawn to this specific line in her sharing. This simple yet profound statement carries with it immense truth. Even those faithful to the Lord battle with fear, anxiety, and other emotions when they feel that the Lord is asking something of them that they can not accomplish or begin to understand. There is an awareness of God's call, and simultaneously there is also some reservation.
These fears and emotions of inadequacy that one experiences in the face of God's call are in fact a tremendous gift. It is a moment in which we recognize our nothingness and God's majesty. It is an opportunity for us to humble ourselves and be reminded that only with God can all things be made possible. - " For with God nothing shall be impossible." (Luke 1:37)
Through Scripture and the lives of our Saints we see the reality of God calling man to do "great things"- quite monumental things that once appeared impossible to accomplish. We see through our Biblical ancestors the Provision of our Lord when He wills something to be done. We come to understand the marvellous works that can manifest themselves through us if we resign ourselves entirely to the will of God. This renouncing of self allows for us to further unite with the will of our Lord and in this manner fulfill the purpose He has set out for us.
It is through great obedience to the Lord's will that we are able to know people like Bl. Mother Theresa, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and countless others who were equipped by God to accomplish all they did for His glory. The call is not one that we answer as an individual with our own strength, but rather, it is a call that invites us to come unequipped as we are allowing ourselves to be molded into what God wills for us to be. We must approach tasks before us with full faith and trust in The Lord. No matter how difficult, how impossible, how intimidating it may be. (C.C.). " I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ( Philippians 4:13)