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We are all just a bunch of unqualified people who are empowered by an extraordinary God.

God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.

Surely you’ve heard that phrase. Many have said it so who really knows the genesis of it. But it is so encouraging and freeing. It basically says to us that we don’t have to have it all, we just have to make ourselves available to what God wants to use us for. Easy enough, right?

The Bible is filled with regular, run-of-the-mill people who did remarkable, out-of-this-world things through God’s intervention. God called them, He equipped them, and then He empowered them to do what He wanted them to do.

We are all just a bunch of unqualified people who are empowered by an extraordinary God.

This is the story of my life. If you knew me as a young child and teenager you might be flabbergasted at who I am today and how I live my life.

At age five, would you believe that I stood on a stage with my entire ballet class and covered my face while the rest of them danced? All due to being embarrassed in front of a crowd. But in my adult years, I actually became very comfortable on a stage whether I was leading worship or speaking.

Only God.

At age 15, would you believe that I failed the writing part of my state achievement test? The state of Texas said I did not “meet the minimum requirements” to pass writing for my grade level. And yet once I hit my twenties, I grew to love the written word. To embrace the complexities of writing pieces in order to build others up. And now, I’ve written hundreds of blogs, several YouVersion reading plans and two books. I have even been paid to write for different organizations. Oh, and I also teach English composition and grammar to high school students. 

Only God.

What I want to leave you with today is this: a life fully surrendered to God brings the most fulfillment and reward. Allow Him to take what you have and use it to transform your part of the world.

We are all just a bunch of unqualified people who are empowered by an extraordinary God.

Today’s Reading
2 Peter 1:3

 

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