2009-01-06 - The Three-Letter, Four-Letter Word
It's not something that we think of as a "four-letter" word/curse word, but it might be a good idea for Christians to eliminate the word "too" from our vocabulary.
We are never "too" old to learn something new (see the 86-year old who got her G.E.D.). We are never "too" disabled to serve in some way; see Moses the stutterer or the Apostle Paul, with his "thorn in the flesh." Everyone can do something.
Children aren't "too young" to understand spiritual things, when the Holy Spirit is leading them. See the children that Jesus welcomed into His arms. We never have "too" much baggage, to be used by God; see Paul the former murderer, a;k.a. the epistle-writer / preacher / church leader. No one can be "too female" to be used to spread God's word or lead His people; see Deborah (Judges 4), Phoebe the deacon (the Greek meaning of the word in Romans 16:1) or those described in Joel 2:28-29.
Remember, if you are in God's will, you are never "too" anything. For as God's word reminds us, "Nothing is impossible with God." (Lk 1:37, NIV).