While Jesus walked on the earth, one of the sights that pierced His heart the most was seeing crowds of people looking troubled and lost. Matthew 9:36 states that “He was moved with compassion,” meaning He didn’t just look at them, He saw them and did something about it.
Can I be honest with you? Sometimes (okay, most times), I become so blinded to my own problems that I am completely blinded by someone who may have a greater need. We’ve been raised in a culture that tells us to only worry about ourselves but Jesus’s words to His disciples are meant for us today. We need to be the laborers who will go out and be moved by compassion for people who are oppressed and hurting.
We don’t need huge causes to do that. We can take the time to look at the people in our families, neighborhoods, or those sitting to the right and left of us in our church pews and see if the Holy Spirit is guiding us to be the hands and mouths of Jesus. We are the laborers when we truly believe that God will take care of our needs. Because then we can be empowered to help take care of the needs of others. Jesus is looking for willing vessels to be co-laborers in His Kingdom, which is here and now.
So many believers think they have to have great talents or skills to be used by God, but if the stories in the Bible show us anything, it’s that God seeks to use His children who are willing to go in humility and obedience.
Trust God for your needs and trust that He desires to use you to be a blessing to others.