Sometimes it’s hard to think of ourselves as being enough. We’ve done too much wrong, we have too many flaws, we’re too late… we’re simply not enough. In a society encouraging us to be enough, I’m here to tell you, you’re not, at least not the way you think you should be. It’s why Jesus came and died, because we weren’t enough; and it’s only through His resurrection, that we become enough.

“He doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the chosen.” I recently saw this on the back of a car, referring to 1 Corinthians 1:27-28. God takes us as we are, in the shape we’re in; all He asks is that we believe on Him. There are plenty of examples in the bible of people who didn’t seem to meet the qualifications for the roles they filled, but God saw what others couldn’t. Moses was a murderer with a speech problem, but God used him to lead the children out of Israel. David was his dad’s last choice, but God’s only choice. Paul was literally persecuting Christians, but God knew he would be one of the greatest evangelists to ever live. Where you are and who you are does not determine your value to God. He makes you enough so He can get the glory.

You may not have the degree, the experience, the certification, the family, the money, the skills, the intellect, the knowledge, and a host of other things but when God chooses you, you are more than the whole world against you (Romans 8:31). So even if you don’t feel like it or can’t see where God is taking you, know that because He wants you, He’ll make you enough.

1 Corinthians 1:27-28 Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. (NLT)

January 2020