“…But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7
What I love about God, is that with Him, there is rest. I can’t tell you how easy it is for me to dwell on how much I fail. Seriously. I even fail in the little things….common sense things that I shouldn’t. When it comes to accomplishing God’s purposes for my life and walking in His will, I am glad that it is Him that does the work, teaching me step by step. In scripture, many of the people that God used were, from a human perspective, inadequate. Look at the disciples…some of them were uneducated. Moses had a speech problem. Jeremiah thought he was way too young to answer God’s call. Gideon’s clan was the weakest in Manasseh, and he was the least in his family. He was even afraid and hiding out from the Midianites in the winepress. Even at that, the Angel of the Lord called Gideon a “mighty warrior”. God sees us differently. He used all of these people in mighty ways, doing the unthinkable with them. In looking back on my life, I trust more and more that God is, and I see that it has never been me and my strength that has accomplished anything, it has been God’s. As we minister, I know that God is faithful to accomplish His will in and through us, and we don’t have to be highly qualified to be used by Him. This way, it is Him that gets all of the glory.