Inadequacy may just be your greatest strength!

28 Feb

A one hundred year old man and his ninety year old wife.

A young prisoner who had been sold into slavery by his own brothers and unjustly accused by his former master’s wife.

An eighty year old shepherd living in exile for forty years for murder.

A leader whose first great battle strategy was walking around a walled city for seven days and then yelling and blowing trumpets.

A second wife constantly belittled because of her inability to have children.

A young brother whose own father overlooked him when someone was sent to choose the next king from among his sons.

A poor carpenter’s son from an obscure town in an out of the way place with a group of nobodies for followers.

Does God use people the world would least expect to accomplish his plan? It is difficult to think of a time when He didn’t. And He’s still pursuing the same strategy today. “But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are.”

This means if the only excuse I have for not doing what is clearly the revealed in the Word will of God for me is my own inadequacy, I am in pretty good shape. In fact, if the primary motivation I have for doing the revealed in the Word will of God for me is my own adequacy, I am in a much more frightening position.

One Response to “Inadequacy may just be your greatest strength!”

  1. Susan Kemmerer February 28, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    This was wonderful! Thank you for the reminder…and God bless you!

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