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Isaiah 6:8 - “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
David Platt: My prayer is that people will see that following Jesus costs you everything you are and everything you have. And my prayer is that people will see that Jesus is worth it.
- I don’t know enough
- I’m not qualified
- I don’t have any influence
- I’m not capable
- I’m too old
- I’m too young
- I’m not willing
We must remember God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called. God is not looking for ability. He’s looking for availability.
2 Corinthians I love. 2:1-5 – “When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.”
This is the Apostle Paul! You would think he entered the room like a professional with courage, eloquence, and charisma, but no! He said he came in “weakness with great fear and trembling.”
Being used by God is simply a matter of saying yes to his will, his direction, and his leading. He sees in us what we do not see.
The question today is: Are you willing?
- Have you ever heard God calling you to a task or ministry?
- What is your response to the statement "God doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called?"
- What next step is God calling you towards?
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