Six weeks ago I was working on something else. A different concept, company, and team. I now find myself sitting in the dark, thinking about the lead role I am going to play in a workshop once the day has some light. The city is still in night mode. Nothing in the sky hints of the changes to come. If I did not have access to a something that told me, I would never imagine that a new day is almost here.
I know I can contribute, making a difference. I do wonder a bit about how much has changed. On several fronts David’s question resonates. “God, who gets invited to dinner at your place? How do we get on your guest list?” (Psalm 15.1)
People are chosen because they can make a difference. Their skills fit with a need. They have something within that could help others reach an goal.
People stay for a variety of reasons, many positive. Other reasons includes harsh realities of life or reasons that serve only one side.
People grow with action. If we want to belong, we recognize the call to be involved and respond.
These points can speak to why I am part of the workshop today, however I am still wondering why God choose me. Do I have a hidden potential or ability? If not, how did I get on the list?
In asking myself the questions I find myself drifting to the negative. I have these _______ (no need to disclose) weaknesses, so why would God choose me? I am missing _______ (again, specifics are not the point), so why? Nothing I could say will hide the negative. God knows.
In response the quiet whisper of Life likes to remind us that we belong because God chose us. We are in. We belonged before we were born. We have not done anything that justifies our belonging. Fortunately, the latter does not matter. The reason we belong is that Divinity wants us to be in the team. Said another way, God asks that we trust we belong.