I heard the voice of the Lord say, “Whom will I send? Who will go on our behalf?” I answered, “Here I am, send me!” (Isaiah 6:8)
We need to ask ourselves this question: “Am I available?” Often, we are not. We don’t want to accept responsibility to do what is asked of us.
This was also true in Bible times. Moses didn’t want to go to Egypt to be the spokesman for leading the people out of their Egyptian captivity. He offered all kinds of excuses. Gideon questioned why God would choose him to head up the means for freeing his people from their oppressors, when he came from such a poor tribe. Jonah ran away from the task God called him to. When it was time to anoint Saul king, they found him hiding!
God is looking for available people to do his work. Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few” (Matthew 9:37). There is so much work to be done! When it comes to investing our time, talent, and treasure for a life that will echo into eternity, are we willing to respond, “Here I am. Send me!” when God asks, “Whom shall I send?”
When Isaiah heard that question, he was ready to be used by God.
Today, ask yourself:
What opportunities is God giving me to serve him? How am I responding?