I’m writing a book on fear vs faith and I have to be honest…I’ve never been more afraid or felt so inadequate in my life. I lay in bed at night and wonder “Why, God? Why, would you choose me to write a book?” I overwhelm myself when I consider the responsibility that’s been given me. “What if I get it wrong?”
I’ve asked God that question throughout my ministry when feelings of inadequacies wash over me and His answer is always the same. “Micca, in your humanness, you do get it wrong every time. But I get it right every time.”
What God means is as pure as my heart my be, I’m going to mess things up from time to time. Still, I’m not to worry or fret. God didn’t call me to be perfect or to be all knowing. That’s His job. He simply asked me to be His vessel in which He can pour Himself through. You see, God loves His people so much that He’s not going to let my flaws keep Him from working in their life. In fact, it’s through my flaws that others see God most clearly. So I’ll just keep offering my small cup of water knowing that God will take it, bless it, and turn it into wine.
Isn’t that the way it’s suppose to be. Me leaning on God so that His power can manifest itself in and through me? That’s how He gets the glory.
Paul said, “in my weakness I am made strong.” My friend, Holly, reminded me that feeling inadequate is right where I need to be. Then, I can encounter God’s supernatural power at work in me and boast about His provision when the book is finished.
Funny, I have a message called “The Power of One.” In this talk I describe how one person can make a lasting difference in the lives of others if they will just allow God to use them. I also talk about overcoming feelings of fear and inadequacies by sharing examples of ordinary people God used to do extraordinary things. I think I’ll pull that C.D out and listen to it. (Most of my messages come from my own struggles or triumphs.)
What about you? What is God calling you to do that you’re afraid of?
If this blog has encouraged you today, respond and share with me how you’re going to step out in your weakness and trust God to be your all and all. How about this… those who respond, I’ll put your names in a hat, draw one, and give away my C.D. “The Power of One” so that you can be encouraged and inspired whenever you need.