Do you ever feel insignificant, like a fleck of sand on a beach? Maybe you’ve sat in an audience and they called for volunteers. Everyone’s hand shot up. So many people to choose from, there was no way for you to get picked. So you just sat back on the sidelines and watched.
Or maybe you just don’t feel you’re good enough to get chosen? Were you ever called last during school for a baseball game? I was. All the time. It’s a terrible feeling to be left standing there alone.
But you’re never alone or insignificant with Jesus. And you’re never alone when God asks you to do something in His name. No matter how unqualified you might think you are to carry His word, you are not. A lot of people in the Bible felt the same way. They didn’t feel they were important enough to do what God had asked of them.
In Judges, a man named Gideon thought he was nothing. He was the youngest and came from the weakest clan. How much less important could you get in Biblical times? Yet, God was calling him to save the Israelites. In Judges 6:15, Gideon is saying to God, “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” Even with God speaking to him, Gideon didn’t feel qualified. Yet in the end, he trusted God and defeated the enemy.
You can too. Even if that enemy is in your own mind.
The best way to get rid of the negative thoughts is to crowd them out with something else bigger and more beautiful: worship of the One who holds everything in His powerful and capable hands. – Jocelyn Green, author
We need to stop allowing our thoughts to hold us back. The more we read the Bible and get into God’s word, the more we will realize just how strong His power is in our lives. We must allow Him to do His work through us.
You might still be scared and feel insecure, but that’s okay. The point is to do what God is asking you to do. Eventually confidence will fill you so you can move mountains.
And remember, the more you say you can’t, the less you will. The more you know you can do through Him, the more you will accomplish.
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