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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tee Time

In Corinthians 1:27 Paul teaches us that God deliberately chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose those who are powerless to shame those who are powerful. This has always intrigued me. Because if you consider yourself foolish, if you consider yourself powerless, then he is proclaiming to us there is good news. We are the kind of person that God deliberately chooses to do great things through. The problem is we have a hard time believing a perfect God would use imperfect me.

My husband and 17 year old son love to golf. There-fore (pun intended) if you glance in my laundry room you will find the typical items that accompany the golfers life. Golf bag, golf shoes, golf socks, golf gloves, golf tees and golf towels. (Yes they have their own towels.) But if you take one if the golf balls and look closely at it, you can see that the surface is covered with dimples. Those dimples make the ball look less than perfect. However, experts tell us that a perfectly smooth golf ball would only travel about half the distance as the ball "flawed" with dimples. Those apparent imperfections minimize the ball's air resistance and allow it to travel further than a perfect ball would.

In a similar way, we possess imperfections and weaknesses along with limitations in our own lives. However, it is those very limitations, those very weaknesses, that make us prime candidates for God to use and work through.

God has not asked us to be perfect, just to have perfect willingness. Let me help simplify it for us, whatever God has done for you, He also wants to do through you. If He has blessed you, are you willing to bless others. If He has loved you, are you willing to love others. If He has inspired you, are you willing to inspire others. If He forgave you, are you willing to forgive others.

So as you go about your day today I want to challenge you to do unto others as God has done unto you. He may just be setting you up for your next tee time!


Unreasonable Grace said...

Great job Tina!

Carole said...

Hi Tina, Enjoying so much your blog and your wonderful insights.
Keep up the good work.
Love, Aunt Carole

Monique Barr said...

Love this also Love ya