…and that’s ok. Let me tell you why.
If you’re like me you’ve probably doubted yourself. Your ability. Your strengths. Seemingly-omnipotent failure looms filling you with fear and doubt. Especially when it comes to doing something for God. Afterall, there are plenty of people who :
Better. Better. Better.
God only uses the best of the best….right?
Jesus called lowly, average fishermen to be some of his close disciples. Moses murdered a man, burried him in the sand, and eventually led Israel. Paul ruthlessly killed the very people he ended up being a revolutionary leader of. God often uses rejects and outcasts, the ones who are the furthest from what you’d typically think of as influential. The sick, the poor, murders. People who realized their faults, weaknesses, and insufficiencies and trusted God to use them anyway.
Next time you have a challenge ahead of you and think, ‘I can’t’ remember that that’s sometimes the point: you can’t. Not on your own anyway. It’ll take the redemptive and empowering power of Christ to see it through. If you allow it, God uses our vunerability in fearing defeat and dwelling on doubt to strengthen our relationship with him and to strengthen our faith. Often times it’s scarier than the fear of failure, but once you trust God fantastic things can happen.
If we were good enough on our own we wouldn’t need Jesus.