Friday, October 7, 2011


The devil likes to get us where it hurts most--our self worth. He tries to convince us that we are not good enough to do this or educated enough to do that. He tries to convince us to let other people do things because we are not capable or good enough.

And he's right!

We are all sinners. NONE of us are good enough. Only God is true goodness. Only God is capable. Only God is reliable. Only God is perfect. Only God is God.


God created us in HIS likeness! He gives us the strength and the wisdom we need! We can do all things through Him. And if He's calling us to do something we just have to depend on Him to give us the strength and skills to do it at the exact moment that we need them.

For a couple of years I have been feeling God's nudging to do a certain "project". But I do not feel capable. I feel like people wouldn't take me seriously because I do not have the credentials. I make excuses. Can you imagine all the excuses that God has heard! Doesn't it make you sad to think of all the excuses you've given God? It does for me. And the truth is, it's an insult to God. If He wants us to do something, who are we to argue with that? Don't we know that God will ALWAYS give us what we need when we need it?

"I can do all things through Him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

"The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace." Psalm 29:10-11.

The kind of "qualified, capable" people God can use:

Moses had a speech problem.
David's armor didn't fit.
Noah got drunk.
Jacob was a liar.
David had an affair and a husband killed.
Abraham was too old.
David was too young.
Naomi was a widow.
Paul was a persecutor of the church.
Moses was a murderer.
Jonah ran from God.
Aaron and Miriam was gossipers.
Gideon and Thomas both doubted.
Jeremiah was depressed and suicidal.
Elijah was burned out.
And Martha was a worry-wart.

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