I’ve never been more nervous.
His voice came through my headset and told me to lean closer to the microphone.
“Lean close, speak clearly, and keep talking.” The radio DJ coached me. “There can’t be long pauses on radio so make sure you keep on talking.”
This was not going to go well.
I was a spunky but uncertain 17-year-old on an aid trip in the Philippines. We were visiting a Christian radio station and each of our team members had taken a turn at the microphone. Now it was my turn. My heart was racing. My mind was empty. And I wanted to leave.
“I’m not sure I have anything to say at all.” I was hoping for a reprieve.
“There is a teenager listening tonight who has no hope for living. God is going to use your story to change theirs.” He looked at me intently to make sure I’d heard.
And it changed me.
On that hot tropical night in a little radio booth in Manila, I saw that God could use me. That He wanted to use me. That I had worth and value. That He could use me as I am. My story as it is. What I’ve walked through. Nerves and all. God could use even me.
Oh how good it is. Yahweh weaves beautiful, wonderful, awe-inspiring Life out of our every day stories.
Now wherever we go He uses us (2 Corinthians 2:14b NLT)
God did powerful things through Paul, things quite out of the ordinary. (Acts 19:11 MSG)
[To be continued…]
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