Okay, so here lately I have been doing things that I really do not feel qualified to do and will be doing things in the future that I am knee-knocking afraid to do. So I started thinking about how truly self-centered that really was. If I was following God's calling, which I am, then it really isn't about me at all. I don't have to be equiped, He will equip me. I don't have to be qualified, He will qualify me. So, I had to get over "myself" and move on and let God do the work in me and through me. Why do we think we are the ones handling it? We need to quit thinking we have to do it by ourselves, and there won't be a problem. We can do it, because God will do it through us. And just as God gave the apostles words to speak by when they were neeeded He will do the same for us. So again today I am reading my daily Turning Point e-mail with David Jeremiah and again God spoke.
"God has uniquely designed and equipped each one of us for a specific purpose while here on earth. While it's true that we can choose to go our own way and become "self-made people" so to speak, if we truly want to be successful by God's standards, we have to put aside worldly ambitions and trust God to place us in the position where we can best be used by Him. It is a high calling to carry out; but whether we are led into ministry or called to a corporate career, we truly can be what God calls us to be." David Jeremiah
I know success or failure in my life or ministry does not depend on my own skill or even on external circumstances, it depends only on my faithfulness. God will give me the gifts necessary to do whatever He calls me to do and He will not be hindered in His work by circumstances. Lester Sumrall