Speaking Spanish and really being ready for anything God sends my way!
I thought afterward, I really need to think about learning Spanish better than my rudimentary knowledge from school days. Because to do so could be another tool God could use. As it was, I couldn’t even tell her about a light bulb, how could I possibly communicate effectively the love of Christ? Sure, there are some things I could do, but that isn’t the same. Not that I don’t think it would be helpful of people here from other countries learned English, but to wait until they do for me to be able to share about Christ? But if I learned Spanish, who knows what kind of doors God might open for ministries? It reminds me of Paul’s statement in Corinthians, “I have become all things to all men in order that I might win the more.” (1 Corinthians 9:22)
So, what tools are you working on adding in your life so that God can have more opportunities to use you? It isn’t all up to Him. We are expected to do our part, and that includes doing our best to be usable wherever God places us. Don’t let your life get so consumed with your own issues that you lose track of the fact that God expects us to serve and to express God’s love to the people in our lives as effectively as possible. I sure like looking around at places like Home Depot at all the tools for things I might could use. We need to have the same attitude as we look around our daily world for the tools we need to be used by God!