Posted on Feb 26, 2021

The Ralf Friedrichs Show


Lord, Someone Like Me?

“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.”
—Romans 12:4–5

When I first became a Christian, it was overwhelming to think that God would allow someone like me to come into a relationship with Him.
But then after years I felt that God had given me a certain spiritual calling and wanted to use me to serve Him. I thought, “There’s no way that God could use someone like me.” After all, I was the guy who was always living on the edge of good and bad.
How could I ever amount to anything?
Someone told me that I should go out and share my faith, and I thought that I’d surely fail if I tried to do such a thing. But God was gracious to me. The first person I engaged in an evangelistic conversation was a middle-aged man, and she accepted Christ.
If he had asked me one slightly difficult question that day, I would have collapsed like a house of cards. Thankfully, he didn’t do that, and I got a taste of how the Lord could use me.
But I was afraid that God was going to call me to preach .
The thought actually terrified me.
The simple fact, however, is that God wants us to leave our comfort zones.
He wants to use us to accomplish His purposes.
The Bible is clear in pointing out that we’re all called to glorify Him with our lives and get the gospel out.
Romans 12:4–5 tells us, “Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special
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