Equipping the Called
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. - Ephesians 3:20
When God called Moses to go before Pharaoh, Moses basically told God that He was making a mistake choosing him. God became angry, but Moses made an impact. God understood the fear Moses was experiencing and provided him with an assistant.
You often think that God can’t or wouldn’t use you because of your past mistakes, or because you’re not worthy. Do you think you’re going to limit God and His power to use the most unlikely people in the most unlikely situations? I don’t think so. I heard a pastor say, “God doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called!” I love that, because it means that God works through people like me who are the underdogs . . . the outcasts . . . the defeated.
Remember the story of Balaam . . . how God spoke through his donkey? If he can use a donkey, he can use you, or even me! The Bible shows example after example of God using the least likely people to accomplish His will. David to slay Goliath. Moses to speak to Pharaoh. Gideon and a band of three hundred men to defeat the Midianites. A ragtag team of fishermen to turn the world on its heels with the good news of Jesus.
They all had in common a willingness to be used by God. He just wants you to make yourself available to Him. You don’t have to have it all together. If you wait for that, you’ll never be ready. And don’t get caught in the paralysis of analysis. Just express your willingness to be used by God for His purpose, and take the first step to do something today. Don’t limit yourself. God doesn’t!
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” - Walt Disney (1901-1966)
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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.