God Chooses the Weak

April 4, 2015 | 4 comments

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? 


by | April 4, 2015 | 4 comments

4 Comments

  1. Lux @ About Life and Love

    He doesn’t call the qualified but qualifies whom He calls. We are all perfect for the mission He has for us. How encouraging.

    Happy Easter, Jennifer! 🙂

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  2. Kerri Stites

    This is exactly the truth! Thank you for this.
    God has moved mountains and turned our lives upside down.

    God’s moved me so far out of my comfort zone. But the coolest part is that I don’t even want to go back to life before this even though it’s so extremely uncomfortable.
    We feel God calling us to open and care for a homeless teen center in Alaska. We can see how He’s led us through the years and been training us for this ministry.
    I was never online before last year on any social media or with pictures. God gave me my confidence back. I didn’t even know it had been missing but lived without it for 35 years. The moment He gave it back, I knew it had been stolen along with my innocence when I was a little girl. He pushed me online to write a blog and share our story of what He’s doing in our lives and He’s taught me lesson after lesson strengthening my faith in Him and giving me what I need to do the work He’s calling us to go do.

    Can you even IMAGINE the love kids will know when we finally are able to look into their eyes and tell them God has moved mountains and turned our lives upside down just for us to get to them?

    https://itisallaboutfaithblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/god-has-moved-mountains-and-turned-our-lives-upside-down/

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  3. Susan Travis Heyn

    God is calling me to go back to college to finish my Bachelors and go on to Law school. This is way out of my comfort zone. I wasn’t a great student the first time. And now over 20 years later, I have an 8 year old and a 7 year old counting on only me. People keep asking how I’m going to do it. I say, ” I’m not. He will through me” it will be for God’s Glory. .. but oh am I scared

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  4. Nancy Ruegg

    Oh, I can see God’s glory radiating through you in those photos, Jennifer. I see confidence and grace! God bless you as your ministry expands.

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