Today; I was asked to do something for God, I did not feel qualified. When I voiced my concern, I got this reply: “God does not call the equipped, he equips the called!”
The reply comforted me. I did a search of this famous quote. There are many blog posts that describe normal people in the bible that did great things for the Lord. Here is one of them.
God Doesn’t Call The Qualified, He Qualifies The Called (a post by Walter Bright)
Jacob was a cheater, Peter had a temper, David had an affair,
Noah got drunk. Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer,
Gideon was insecure, Miriam was a gossiper, Martha was a worrier,
Thomas was a doubter, Sara was impatient, Elijah was moody,
PS: In regards to Moses stuttering – here is an interesting article: MOSES’ TONGUE by Marc Shell
This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York.
Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life.
After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature.
In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God.
Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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