Monday, November 14, 2016

Am I Right for the Job?

By Andrea Merrell

 Jesus looked at them intently and said, 
“Humanly speaking, it is impossible.
But not with God. Everything is possible with God.”
Mark 10:27 NLT

I felt totally inadequate and unqualified for the job. How could God possibly ask me to do something so far outside my comfort zone?

Have you ever felt that way?

God is always with us and up to the task. He works through us, giving us His strength, power, ability, and wisdom. When the job seems too big for us, that’s when God works best. He'll show Himself strong on our behalf by allowing His very own strength to be made perfect in our human weakness.

God will equip us for whatever He calls us to do. He never leaves us hanging. Sometimes He prepares us way ahead of time. At other times, it’s a matter of on-the-job training. Those are the times we learn to step out in faith, take His hand, and go for it.

New territory can be a scary place—speaking, teaching, writing, new job, new ministry, new relationship—but God promises to not only go before us but to be with us every step of the way. I’ve heard Joyce Meyer say many times, “Do it afraid.”

I’ve learned that being outside my comfort zone is where I grow as my faith is put to the test. God has never failed me, and He will never fail you. The Bible clearly says that what is impossible with man is possible with God.

If God has called you to do something—and you’re wondering if you’re right for the job—trust that He will give you everything you need to succeed, for your good and His glory.



(Photo courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net/Stuart Miles/Master isolated images.)

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