Made New Part 3
Message Summary: It can be inconvenient for God to use you.
The donkey was valuable, and two guys came up and started untying it. The owner probably thought, “Don’t take my donkey.” We must remember that our life is not our own, but that it has been given to us. We often think we are too busy to follow God’s calling, but He is the inventor of time.
We think that what we have to give isn’t good enough, or that we aren’t qualified.
This was a donkey that had never been ridden. It wasn’t ready for this, and wasn’t qualified, and yet Jesus chose to use it anyway. God does not call the qualified. He qualifies the called. He didn’t change the donkey into a stallion before He used it. God requires willingness, and will use broken people to accomplish the things He calls them to.
Our faith has the ability to help others along the way.
In Mark 2, four friends carry a paralyzed man to see Jesus. They do not simply come to see and hear Jesus, but rather do everything they can to help another. When Jesus sees the four men’s faith, the paralytics sins are forgiven. We must carry each other’s burdens. We must keep our eyes up to see people, and treat their issues like they are our own.
- What are some ways that God is wanting to use you that are inconvenient? What would it take to say yes?
- Do you feel that your qualifications/skills keep you from leaning into God’s calling on your life?
- Share a time when you felt that someone else was able to carry your burdens for you. What was the impact?
- What are some burdens that we could carry for you at this time?
Luke 19:28-38 (NIV) – After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’” Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They replied, “The Lord needs it.” They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road. When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”