As we are beginning to regather, we are also coming back to or begining minstry positions. We know saved people serve people, but, what do you do...
WHEN YOU KNOW YOU DON’T HAVE WHAT IT TAKES
If you are like me, you love God, you know God loves you, but have moments when you feel you don’t have what it takes. Someone else should do it. Everyone would be better off if I didn’t. I’m not qualified. I KNOW others could do it better!
I recently led a meeting in the church. I did not hear- that was great! Instead I heard- you need to do that differently. You should read this great book I just read.
I felt deflated and discouraged and feelings of insecurity flowed through me. I felt like- I just don’t have what it takes! So, what do you do when you know you don’t have what it takes?
1. Remember your calling
God never calls you to what he doesn’t equip you for. If He directed you to do it, he’ll help you get thru it. There may be times when a change is in order but in most cases, you just need to hear His voice, not all the others. Remember your calling!
2. Just do your best
As I’ve always told my kids about academics- you don’t have to do better than anyone else. You just need to do your best. If you do your best, God will do the rest. Yes, there are those who can do it better but God put YOU where you are. Just do your best!
3. Know the enemy is counting on you to quit
If he can keep you focused on yourself, rather than Christ, the body of Christ will suffer. When you don’t use your God-given gifts, others go without what God intended and when that happens people are hurt, not helped. He is evil! Know the enemy is counting on you to quit!
4. Become part of a team
You were never meant to do it alone. Connect with a church family. Sign up for using your gifts on a team. Ask a friend to do it with you. We are all members of the body of Christ. EVERY member is important and necessary and we’re meant to help each other. We’re all better together. Become part of a team!
5. Read the book
When someone offers help- take it. Keep learning. Keep growing. Yes- I felt deflated but I was being helped. When you feel you have fallen down, while down there, pick something up. Take it as an opportunity to get better. Read the book!
Listen, you’ve been saved to serve. Your brothers and sisters in Christ need you. God gave you something they need. With all that is going on in or nation and world, this isn’t the time to wallow in self pity. Step up and step into your calling. Who cares if you don’t have what it takes? It’s not by might. It’s not by power. It’s by my Spirit says the Lord!
For I am the Lord your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you. Isaiah 41:131
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Troy KeithPastor - Orchard Beach Assembly