Have you ever felt inadequate or unworthy? Have you felt lacking any ability to be used in ministry by the Lord? I’m sure ninety percent of us could answer yes. We all have some insecurity when it comes to feeling worthy to represent Him. Satan uses condemnation as his first weapon against us. He points out our flaws, weaknesses, and sins. He tells us how unworthy we are; and he is right. We are only worthy by the grace of God.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; It is the gift of God.” ~ Ephesians 2:8
One definition of grace is power beyond your ability or divine empowerment. The Greek word used in this text is charisma, meaning gifting. God has placed His giftings in every son and daughter. Giving the ability to be glorified in their lives.
“We are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” ~ Ephesians. 2:10
“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope or faith.” ~ Romans 15:4
Apostle David Coker says, “God can bless something, but He can’t bless nothing”. If you read Hebrews chapter 2, there are example after example of men and women He used for His glory.
Almost every person God asked to do something made excuses about their abilities. Moses stuttered, Gideon was insecure, and Jeremiah said he was a child. We all have many excuses as to why we can’t, but God asks us to have faith. If you take the first step to be obedient, God will work through you. Remember it’s Christ, the Anointed One, living, walking, talking, and ministering through you. Put your faith in His ability. Someone you meet needs what’s in you.
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