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“But Lord, I can’t do that!”

Does it sound familiar?  I know it does.  God commands us to do something, and we don’t do it, because we think we are not good enough.  We compare ourselves to other people and then refuse to be obedient, because “whoever is so much more qualified that me”.  Let me give you some examples.

You don’t want to play guitar and lead worship, because one of the cell members can play better than you.  So you think.  The difference is that God called you to do it, not him or her.  The anointing will be on you this time, not on him or her.

You know you have to pray for a person, but you are too embarrassed.  Besides, God has never used you for a miracle, why will He now?  Well, He can’t use you if you are never available.  By the way, on this specific topic, go and read the comment beneath the post on faith a day or two ago.  If that doesn’t change your mind on this, nothing will.

Maybe you felt that you had to encourage a person, but you chose not to.  Maybe you were scared that you didn’t hear God properly.  Maybe you didn’t.  But maybe you did.  It’s better to give the encouragement even when it’s not needed that not giving it when it’s desperately needed.

I can come up with many more examples.  Bottom line is that we try to justify our disobedience by pointing out another person, who in our view, is more qualified than we are.  What we are actually doing is telling God that He doesn’t know what He is doing.  He picked the wrong person for the job.  Dangerous grounds.  God doesn’t necessarily use the qualified, he uses the available and willing.

Are you willing?  Are you available?

Let me leave you with a scripture that will prove to you that you shouldn’t compare yourself to other people.   You should just be obedient.

Galations 6:4-5  
Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. 
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