The Bible tells us that the Lord has a habit of putting weak people at work in ways that scare them a little. That can feel terrifying, right?
So, the funny thing is, I wrote this devotional for The High Calling several weeks ago about how “God Chooses the Weak.” (It is published over there today.) But then, a few days after I submitted the article to my editor, I had to face the very thing that I wrote about! I have been speaking publicly quite regularly now, but for some reason, I was especially worked up about a couple of keynote addresses that I would be delivering in Indiana. The spirit was willing, but my flesh was so very weak. Deidra, the woman who edited the devotion, is a dear friend and prayer sister. So I shared with her how scared I was to do what God was calling me to do.
So, here’s what Deidra did. She sent me back my own words and said: “Read this, to remember what you already know.” Funny, how we have to re-remember what what re-forget, eh? 🙂
Deidra also told me: “You get to be terrified, so that God can be glorified.” (Isn’t that just so good? Pre-order her book here for more of that kind of wisdom.)
And then I followed Jesus, straight onto the stage, straight past my fears, and straight into His assignment. And He was faithful, just like He promised, even in my weakness. (Exhibits A and B are in the photos below!)
Read the devotion by clicking here, and then tell us:
What is God calling you to do, that frightens you? Where are you feeling weak today? And what if your weakness is actually what attracted God to you in the first place? How can I pray for you?