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Unequipped

And He said to Me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Has God ever asked you to do something and you answer back with, “What? Not me. Surely He’s not talking to me. Obviously I’m overhearing someone else’s dialogue with God.” Have you ever been there? Have you ever looked around the room to realize you’re the only one there, and He is in fact talking to you?

Yeah, me too. This morning to be exact. Now, I’ve told Him how unequipped and unqualified I am, but He just led me to the verses above. And isn’t that the best thing about being used of God. It’s not about us at all! We’re simply a vessel, that by grace, He chooses to use. None of us are worthy, but by the grace and mercy of our Savior Jesus Christ we can stand before the Father.

And God always uses the least likely. Moses was a murderer with a speech impediment. Jacob wrestled with God. David was the youngest and smallest of all his brothers and still chosen as king. Even after he murdered and committed adultery, he was known as a man after God’s own heart.

1 Corinthians 1:27 says, “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.”

We don’t always understand why God calls us or why He asks us to do certain things, but we must obey Him. Obedience is better than sacrifice (Prov. 21:3). We are unequipped and unqualified, but we are not to lean on our own strength. It is only through the power of the Holy Spirit that we are able to do the things He has called us to. We must lean on Him.

Thank you Jesus that You equip me to do all that You’ve called me to. I praise You that it is not in my own strength, and it is only through Your power!

What is God calling you to do today? Trust His power to see you through.

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