Offer myself to the Lord  

OM International | Hong Kong

A local volunteer provides regular tutorial classes to Pakistani children as part of OM Hong Kong’s regular ministry to immigrants from Pakistan. Here she shares about encouragement from a recent visit.  

Having visited Pakistani families regularly, I find myself having no skills besides passion. Tutoring children in their homework? My knowledge is limited. Chatting with their parents? Language is my barrier. I started doubting if I could really help others when all I have is passion.

When I struggled whether I can serve the Pakistanis families long term, the Holy Spirit reminded me, “The passion that you have comes from God. If God did not give you this passion, how would you be willing to visit these families?”

Reminded by the Holy Spirit, I resumed visiting the Pakistani families with faith, hoping to know what I could do for God and what I could learn from the visit.

God uses whoever offers himself

Although I've been visiting Kylie’s* family for a period of time, I haven’t had many chances to chat with her, as she needs to rest after work most of the time. Therefore, with faith, I was waiting for God to prepare an opportunity for me to talk to her.

Eventually, we came into a fruitful conversation in one of my visits. Kylie’s children had finished their homework, so they became our translators. Kylie was very willing to share her work and religion with me.

Through this experience, I understand that “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7; NIV).  

I realised again that God looks at our heart, rather than how talented or gifted we are. Once you offer yourself to the Lord, He will use you.

Published: Friday, 24 April 2015
Credit: OM International
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