Read 2 Corinthians 3:5
Our competence comes from the Lord, not our own doing. If you believe God can do all things, why wouldn’t you believe He is capable of equipping you with what you need to complete what He wants you to do?
Throughout the Bible, God used flawed people to guide and share hope to the flawed world.
One of my favorite quotes is “Jesus didn’t call the equipped, He equipped those He called.”
If you don’t believe that, just look at His twelve disciples. This rag-tag bunch of fishermen were chosen to tell the world God’s plan of salvation! Not a king or emperor, the learned men of the temple, or even the high priest! I’m sure they felt inadequate as well, BUT God equipped them for the mission He needed them to do!
Throughout the Bible we read about how other ordinary people were made to be extraordinary people of faith.
Moses stuttered, BUT GOD made him the spokesman for a great nation.
David was a murderer, BUT GOD made him into a great leader and called him a Man after God’s Own Heart!
Joseph had been abused, BUT GOD used him to save his people from starvation.
Mary was just an ordinary young woman, BUT GOD chose her to become the mother of Jesus!
Peter denied knowing Jesus 3 times, BUT GOD built His church on him.
Paul once persecuted Christians, BUT GOD used him to spread Christianity to the known world!
When you think about it, the Bible is like a giant makeover show. You know the kind where they take someone and give them a makeover and the transformation is unbelievable! The person does not look at all in the end like they did in the “before” picture. But, for the transformation to take place, there needs to be a willing person – someone who wants to be changed. In God’s case, it needs to be someone who is willing to be used for His kingdom.
What will your spiritual “before” and “after” pictures look like? What are your skills and, better yet, what do you feel are your inadequacies? In God’s hands they can become your strengths! I never in my life thought I would become a writer! That was the very last thing on my list of what I thought God would want me to do, but here I am writing this to you!
Are you willing to step out and let God use you to bring others to Him? Are you ready for YOUR makeover? Ask God to tell you what HE wants you to do. Don’t be surprised if it is the one thing that is furthest from what you imagine. Then watch the hand of God work its power in you!
You will be amazed!