Because our culture puts a lot of value on talents and skills, we can be tempted to make comparisons and think we are not as important or significant. God doesn’t judge by such standards. He doesn’t need whatever we consider our assets nor is He concerned about whatever we consider our limitations; He just wants us. Our weaknesses do not override what God can—and will—do through us to accomplish His purposes.
Exodus 3:11-12; 4:10-17
We all want, on some level or other, to be a success. And as we honestly evaluate our lives, discerning our abilities as well as the amount of hard work we’re willing to pour in, many are able to set goals that can be successfully achieved. For some, success is being a world-class athlete or groundbreaking neurosurgeon. For others, it’s holding a steady job in order to humbly support a family. There are as many different visions of success as there are people.
Whereas we are likely to shoot for a reality we can effectively achieve according to desires and abilities, God calls us to something altogether different. He calls us to things we absolutely cannot do on our own. When God called Moses, Moses begged God to choose someone else: But, God, I’m not fit for the task!
- Today, keep in mind that God works most powerfully through you as He demonstrates His power amid your weakness. How is God calling you to live not by your own strength, but by His?
Share the One Conversation with parents to prepare them for further family discussions.