Whatever our ministry, God is sufficient.
The “world” has told me I am not qualified in each of these specific areas that God clearly has called me to, therefore I am qualified.
As a minister of the gospel, I have experienced the criticism and comparison to bible “scholars” that have studied the bible for years (but sadly have not entered into a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ the Lord). Being told that what I am sharing cannot be CORRECT because of my lack of education.
*The world said GOD is not enough to carry our marriage and transform us daily for the past 20 years.
*The enemy tried to convince me early on that I was not enough to home school.
*The world told me that I was not sufficient to meet the special needs of my son at an early age.
I stand in truth, I stand to testify of a saving faith in Jesus, a marriage that lives on because of Him, home schooling for the past few years, and a special needs child, God is sufficient!
For the days the enemy tries to come again to place a moment of doubt in my life, may I encourage you, if any doubt in the ministry God has called you to, take heart!
STAND FIRM and be BOLD in your calling. A calling the world may say, you are not enough, or that you should be somewhere else. God has called you, He will equip you, and He will be well pleased in His work through you. Don’t lose heart to the diaper changes, the weary days, the unending loads of laundry, the special circumstances of your life, and unknowns in the journey.
Whether called to be a wife, a mom, home schooling, special needs, or whatever it may be out and about and beyond….
Consider these words.
“when they saw the boldness in Peter and John, and they perceived that they were UNEDUCATED, and UNTRAINED men, they marveled, and they realized that they had been with JESUS!” Acts 4:13
JESUS in MORE THAN ENOUGH!
Apostle Paul was called to minister the gospel. I too, as a disciple of JESUS am called to minister the gospel. And that starts first in my home.
In 2 Corinthinans 2:14 Paul began to look above, as in the preceding verses he shared of his troubles. “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through US diffuses the frangrance of His knowledge in EVERY place.”
Paul looked beyond the troubles of his ministry to above to praise and thanksgiving to God. By turning from the difficulties in his ministry and focusing on the privileges of his position in Christ, Paul regained his joyful perspective.
1) Paul Gave thanks for being led by a sovereign God
2)Paul gave thanks for the promised victory
3)Paul was grateful for the privilege of being used as an influence for Christ
4)Paul was thankful for the privilege of pleasing God. “for we are to God the fragrance of Christ (pleasing to Him)among those who are being saved..” 1 Cor. 2: 15
Today I insert my name. Will you do the same?
1)Leah gives thanks for being led by a sovereign God
2)Leah gives thanks for the promised victory
3)Leah is grateful for the privilege of being used as an influence for Christ
4)Leah is thankful for the privilege of pleasing God. “for we are to God the fragrance of Christ (pleasing to Him)among those who are being saved..” 1 Cor. 2: 15