The topic of letting God work through us is very dear to my heart, as I find it encouraging when God chooses unexpected people to do His work, and then helps them to not only do the job, but to do it brilliantly!

Moses lamented that he wasn’t a very good speaker, yet God chose him to lead the Hebrew people out of Egypt. Speaking in front of a crowd is considered the number-one fear of the average person, the number-two being death. So Moses had to have a pretty big amount of trust in God to accept such a public job that was also fraught with so much danger. And sure enough, God came through for him!

The apostle Peter seems to have been a serious hothead at times. He often got into arguments and famously denied knowing Jesus right before He was crucified. But God used him to preach to thousands of people only a few weeks later. God often chooses unexpected people to do wonderful things through them, so that everyone will know it’s His doing.

Some years ago, I made a trip to Paidha, Uganda, to teach Bible classes. I took along some Christian books and articles I wanted to use. One article I read to the students on this subject pointed out that “We sometimes try too hard, work too hard, and try to do everything ourselves. We must immerse ourselves in Jesus and let Him burn to light the way, because if we try to do that ourselves, we’ll soon burn out.”

When I remember to take some time to include Him in my daily life, things work better, run smoother, and are less stressful.