And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. –2 Corinthians 9:8
Have you ever felt called by God to do something but then a little voice in your head told you that you weren’t good enough or qualified enough? The voice made it loud and clear that you weren’t going to make a big enough impact. You still had a long way to go and a lot to learn before you can actually be good enough to do what God has called you to do.
Well…I want you to know that those are lies.
They are what Satan wants you to believe to keep you from doing God’s work. When those lies creep in, think about the closest people to Jesus in the Bible. None of them were exactly what you would call “qualified.” They weren’t highly educated or accomplished. Some of them were simple fishermen. But God called them, and they followed and played a huge part in changing the world!
I think too often we limit ourselves. We hear about ways we can serve God, but we aren’t able to picture ourselves in those roles. We believe that sharing the Gospel or serving others can be done by those with more “experience” or a “closer relationship with God.” But the reality is that God can and will use anyone who is willing. When we surrender ourselves to God and know that it’s through HIM and not through ourselves that any impact will happen in the world, only then will we truly be equipped for God’s call on our lives.
God used a man who struggled with speaking to talk to Pharoah and release the Israelites out of captivity. God used a small shepherd boy to defeat a strong giant. God used a teenage girl to deliver the Savior of the World! And God can use YOU to plant the seed of His love into those around you!
It’s through the ordinary that God’s glory shines and His light can shine the brightest!
So what is it that you need to say “YES!” to? What can you do that steps you out of your comfort zone and into God’s will? Please share with us so we can be praying for you as the Lord equips you for His call!
May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” –Hebrews 13:20-21