Don’t be surprised when God calls you to step out in faith and do something you don’t feel qualified to do. That tends to be His standard operating procedure. He does it so that you will lean more on Him, and less on yourself. Does that mean you won’t make mistakes? No, it means you probably will. But instead of being discouraged, you’ll see them as part of the learning curve and go on to greater things. Often we look at a task and think, “There’s no way I can do that.” Hold on there; you’re looking through the wrong end of the telescope! You’re looking at yourself instead of God. When God called Joshua to take the place of Moses, He promised Him, “As I was with Moses, so I will be with thee” (Jos 1:5). Now if God promises to be with you, and He does, then that is all you need. His strength is actually showcased through your weakness (See 2Co 12:9). Whatever ingredients you lack in the natural realm, you can withdraw from your account in the spiritual realm: “Be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].” What kind of might is available to you? Boundless might! And where do you draw it from? The ultimate source—God! You are empowered and equipped as you work with Him, so stop selling yourself short. Armed with His might you have more capabilities than you think, and you are able to do a lot more than you’ve done in the past. So put your confidence in God and stop doubting yourself.
Published on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @ 11:24 AM CDT