You are unqualified
There you have it. First thing on a Monday morning, someone is telling you you’re not qualified to live your life out this week.
You lack wisdom. You lack money. You lack creativity. You lack drive. You lack clarity. You lack strength. You lack looks. You lack talent. You lack skills. You lack vision. You lack maturity. You lack character. You lack social position. You lack peace. You lack joy. You lack EVERYTHING.
Whew! Doesn’t it feel good to get that off your chest? Everything that comes into your life this week, you can just flick your hands and say, “Sorry, I lack…(then take your pick from above or create your own…oh wait, you can’t, you lack creativity!) I can’t do that.”
Aaaah, the sweet conjunction that changes your entire outlook…you’re not just YOU. You have the Holy Spirit living in you. You have the same Spirit that created with God our Father and Jesus the Son at creation. You have the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead. You have the same Spirit that healed everyone in the New Testament. You have the Spirit of the Living God dwelling in you!
The lie of “you can’t do that” has been perpetrated against the Body of Christ long enough. It’s quite true that without the indwelling Spirit of God, you can’t do those things. But that is not how you live, nor who you are. On the contrary, according to the Word of God, you can do ALL things through Christ. You lack NO good thing. God desires you to be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
So the next time the enemy tries to convince you that you can’t…you pull out your Sword and slice his words to shreds! You tell him that your God has made you able – He has made you able to stand in all situations! (Romans 14:4)
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.