Try for a second to imagine the vastness of the Creator. As we grow in our understanding of Him, we’ll begin to ask why He’s placed us on the Earth. We wonder what our purpose, our assignment, is. How can we fulfill the mission that God has placed before us, and make a difference in our world?
There’s a story in 1 Samuel 17 about a 17-year-old named David. And David was the only one who was willing to take the risk of trusting in who the Lord was and taking on the giant, Goliath. Even though David was young, he showed up his nation’s entire army. This was a kid who knew the great power of his Creator.
Romans 12:6 says, “In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.” David knew what his gift was. He convinced the king to let him go up against Goliath by talking about his experience protecting his flock from bears and lions. That was something he knew he was good at.
What gifts have you been given? What are you naturally talented at? We’re all different, and we all have a part to fulfill in the Kingdom. It takes more than just one type of material to build a building, and it takes different kinds of people to build the Church.
David used a single stone to take down Goliath, and because he trusted in what God could do, his whole nation was freed. How can you use your own gifts, your stones, to advance God’s name throughout the Earth so that those who are lost in darkness can be set free?
Every single part is important. It’s never too late or too early to start being who God created you to be, and doing what He created you to do. He placed you in your generation and in your community for a reason. How can you sling your stone?