As I have served in ministry, there have been plenty times when I felt God should have chosen someone with fewer flaws to do what I am doing.
Have you had similar thoughts about your situation?
Do you feel apologetic that you got the job or the role instead of a “better” person?
Or have you already ruled yourself out of the job, the role, the dream, the life or the call because you believe it requires someone less messed up?
I think we all have at some point.
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I think some of you are battling discounting thoughts about yourself. You’re almost apologetic because you think there’s a better person for the job. You think God should’ve chosen a less-flawed person to be the parent to your children. Or maybe you think God should’ve chosen a less-flawed person to be the child to your parents. Or maybe you have discounted yourself from the job or the role or the life or the dream because you think, “Why would God waste His grace on someone like me?” Well, I’m here today to tell you that it’s precisely because of His grace that He will use someone like you. Your qualification to be used by God or even to be part of His family, to be loved by Him—whatever—is not based upon an impeccable past. It’s not based upon your strength. It’s not based upon what you think is imperfect or unusable or unlovable or “un” anything about you. You are chosen by grace, qualified by grace, established by grace and empowered by grace.
P.S. If you like this word, then you’ll love my book, Shut Up, Devil. This is the kind of encouragement that I share all throughout the book.