Hello World… Ashamed


Mark 8:38   Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.

Are you ashamed of the talents the Lord has given you?     Why?   You think about that for a minute…..while I tell you about a talent I saw in a lady who was walking and talking but grew tired because she said, “I can’t sing like her!”    “I can’t teach like her!”    I can’t travel like her and go places I want to go.”   All the time I was around her, she kept telling me what she CAN’T  do.  One day, I asked her, “what can you do?”  and she lowered her head and said, “Nothing. I can’t even get myself dressed half the time, because I am so depressed.”   ” What did  you do before you got depressed? ”   I asked.    She looked at me and said, “I use to be a teacher and taught  school, but when I retired, suddenly I just could not do the things I used to do.”

She told me that once she retired she could not do things like she use to because she didn’t have money, didn’t have time, didn’t have students, didn’t have the will power……..      Will Power?   That was all she really needed.  She needed to get her will power back and begin doing the things she was talented to do.  I knew of all kinds of volunteer groups that needed a teacher….she could do that.  I told her about a group and she just looked at me and said, “I can’t.  I am so ashamed of the way I look. They won’t like me. They don’t even know me. So, I can’t do that.”

I told her they would love her and she should go and just meet the group and talk to them.  They were a christian group and would welcome her….all she had to do was go with me and we would do it together.  I asked her, “Are you a christian?”    “Well, yes, I have been since I was born. I was born into a christian family.”   I just looked at her and said, “Have you asked Him into your heart and repented of your sins since you got old enough to know the difference?”   “Well, I have never sinned.  I don’t smoke, drink or cuss and I was a virgin when I got married.  I never been with anyone except my husband and I haven’t ever sinned.  I’ve gone to church all my life, but I have never talked about the Lord to anyone. I am too ashamed to talk about him, I don’t know that much about him.”

She was raised in church and never heard the gospel truth.   She was a very talented teacher, able to teach students social studies but she had never read the bible, she had never been listening when the preacher preached evidently or she was in a church that didn’t teach and preach the TRUTH.  Whatever it was, she was about to hear the truth and she was about to know the Truth.

Jesus came to this earth to die on the Cross for the sin of mankind so mankind did not have to die….just believe Jesus did it for you, repent of being a sinner and ask Him to come into your heart and make your life pleasing to the Father.   When I told her that, she just smiled and said she had never heard that simply word. She thought you had to be good and do something for the Lord to be saved.   With child like faith, she bowed her head and repented, asking Jesus to forgive her and come into her heart and make her life pleasing to the Father.  She raised her head, with tears in her eyes and the biggest smile and said, “I can go with you now. I know what I am supposed to be doing.”

For years. she thought she was saved.  She wasted her talent after she retired and it left her.  When she got saved, God restored her talent and now she teaches under privileged children to read and write as a volunteer.  She is happy and her life now has a new word:   I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

What are you ashamed of and what can’t you do?

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