Lk 19:29-34 - He sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, "Go into the village ahead of you; there, as you enter, you will find a colt tied on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here. 31 "If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' you shall say, 'The Lord has need of it.'" 32 So those who were sent went away and found it just as He had told them. 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, "Why are you untying the colt?" 34 They said, "The Lord has need of it." NASU
What about us? Are we anything like this donkey? Has the Lord tied us to something that we really don't like? The reason He has tied us is because He needs us to be right where we are. (Please know that I am not referring to any type of abusive situation. If you are being abused get out of there. The donkey wasn't being beaten. He was tied most likely to a post.)
We are going to be able to help someone if we stay where we are. We are going to impact some one's life in a very special way, but if we are not tied we will wander away. In other words we won't be where the Lord needs us to be, so He has tied us to something.
Maybe you are tied to a job you don't like, or a health problem or a financial burden. You are not able to relax and if you weren't tied you would wander away. You think God doesn't know that? You pray, "God use me." And the entire time He is preparing to use you your mind is on getting out of there. You keep trying to get untied from God's plan.
Donkeys were not seen in a positive way. They were seen as stubborn and an animal for the poor, certainly not the rich or the aristocrat.
What about us? Are we seen by others as unimportant?
IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW OTHERS SEE YOU. (Yes, I know you use all capitals when you are yelling and I am yelling at you the only way I know how while writing.) Now reread that previous sentence, please. Please memorize that sentence: It doesn’t matter how others see you.
It really only matters how God sees you. Others may think you are not important, not smart, not pretty, not handsome or not rich enough, but none of that matters. What matters is what God thinks of you.
How many of you know and I mean really know what God thinks about you?
I highly recommend reading the New Testament and you will discover what God thinks about you and read real slow when you get to John 3.
The disciples said, "The Lord has need of it." And that was the end of their conversation. You know we are all like that donkey. The Lord has need of us.
What is it that you are doing right now?
If I were you I would tell myself, "The Lord has need of me." He does have need of you and it is up to you to position yourself to be used by God.
You may be like the donkey tied to something and waiting or maybe you are being led by some disciples to be used by the King. It doesn't matter which situation of life you find yourself in just believe that God is going to use you like He did the donkey.
The Lord Has Need Of You.
I hope you are waiting patiently for Him to use you.
Think on These:
Life is full of golden opportunities for doing what we don't want to do.
Patience is the ability to count down before blasting off.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.