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Come As You Are

Originally, Lydia asked if I could write about a story from my life and share what I learnt from it for this month’s post. I immediately felt challenged in my heart with two things:

  1. Transparency. Am I ready to share big things in my life online yet?
  2. Being qualified. What if it’s “not good enough”?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve felt unqualified many, many times throughout these last few years. Knowing that God’s calling you into something you in yourself don’t feel prepared for is scary and intimidating, especially when you know other people will have an insight into it. I often question whether I’m good enough to be sharing posts and blogs online, whether I know enough to be writing the things I share, and whether I’m doing a good enough job.

I took it to the Lord and felt led to the story of Moses (one of my FAVOURITE Bible stories).  

Exodus 4:10

Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue. – Exodus 4:10

The man that God sent to address a nation of people struggled with speaking?!? Why would God send him? It doesn’t seem to make any sense. We’ve probably all felt a similar way at some point, but when Moses told God this, the Lord replied:

 Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say. – Exodus 4:11-12

Of course, God already knew Moses struggled with speaking. He didn’t choose Moses based on the skill set he possessed or his pros and cons, He chose Moses because His glory and power would shine through Moses more than if the Lord sent someone who was a great speaker. You see, God didn’t call you based on who you are or what you have, it doesn’t matter! It’s all about who He is, our job is to obey Him and glorify Him. Let He who called you be the one to define you! You aren’t held against the standards of this world, you are qualified through Jesus Christ.

Pray with me:

Father God,

I thank you that you have called me into purpose.

I thank you that it’s not about who I am, but who you are.

You’ve seen me at my worst, my lowest, and STILL chose to love me!

I thank you God that I’m not held by worldly expectations and standards, and that I can stand fully qualified through you, Jesus.

Lord, I’m sorry for when I’ve questioned my worth.

You designed me perfectly for the purpose you have for me, I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

I ask that you help give me the confidence to strive in what you’ve called me to, and that the fruits will be many.

You are so so good,

Amen.

You say I am loved I am loved, when I can’t feel a thing. You say I am strong when I think I am weak, you say I am held when I am falling short. When I don’t belong oh You say I am Yours.

Lyrics from ‘you say’ by Lauren Daigle
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Anita is 18 and has just finished studying her A levels. She is going on to complete a uni access course in nursing and midwifery next year. She is excited to where God takes her through this year!

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