Has God called you to do something you don’t feel capable of doing?
Could you think of others better suited for the job?
Well, it doesn’t matter what you think, God didn’t choose somebody else! He chose you in spite of your limitations and insecurities. Your inadequacies don’t surprise Him. In fact, His ‘power works best in weakness’ (2 Corinthians 12:9).
You see the thing is, we may hide our weaknesses from others, but we can’t hide them from God.
I genuinely believe He created us with weaknesses to keep us on our knees so we wouldn’t get too prideful. So, therefore He won’t allow us to use our weaknesses as an excuse for avoiding our mission or ignoring our purpose.
If God is calling you to a monumental task, He will equip you to complete it – and that includes the Holy Spirit working from inside you.
So focus on His strength, not yours.
Don’t think about how incapable you are for the task.
Remember, God is bigger than anything we face, no matter how overwhelming it may appear.
The Bible says we were ‘created in Christ to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10). His plans are never an afterthought.
He designed us for a specific purpose, and the One who ‘began a good work in us will carry it on to completion’. So instead of letting fear stop you, let it motivate you to get up and get going!
It matters not who we are…our education…our pedigree…our connections…or our history…Jesus has a plan…and He needs every one of us to fulfil our God-given, divine purpose.
When we fear we can’t do the things God calls us to do, that He won’t protect and provide; we embrace the lie that our circumstances are bigger than God, and our faith gets placed on the altar of our own perceptions.
If you’re like me you often fear what’s behind the curtain of God’s call, and – frustratingly – He won’t let us peek. He keeps the curtain of our future drawn so we’ll learn to live by faith and not by sight, so we’ll become certain of what we hope for, and become sure of God even when we can’t see how He’s working in our current circumstances.
The story of the virgin birth illustrates how close God wants to get to us. Mary must have felt overwhelmed and inadequate when she heard what God had in mind for her. Nevertheless, she said, ‘Let it be to me according to your word.’ Do you want to have a great Christmas and a great 2017? Make that your prayer too.
I know this isn’t the usual format of a Scripture Sundays but I think this is a good reminder of our strength and capabilities on Christmas Day.
Take this message today and know that you are not inadequate even when you feel that you are.
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