God calls us to do certain things. Whether it’s to be a sound engineer, be a preschool teacher, a mom or dad, grandparent, librarian, nurse, etc. He has equipped each of us with certain gifts to carry out His work in the Kingdom. God called us to where we are at; at this specific time in our lives.
Our gifts come from above. Our skills are not something that we acquired for our own glory, but to glorify the One who created us. Through the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to use our gifts without being timid and fearful, but in full confidence in the Father who gave us these gifts. 2 Timothy 1:7
“God doesn’t call the equipped; He equips the called.”
So many times in leading worship, I feel inadequate. I beat myself up because I cracked a vocal pitch, missed a chord on my guitar, said something completely wrong, or completely blew by a key change.
I have to remember that the mistakes don’t define who I am as a leader. God placed me where I am at, not because I am perfect, but because I need to learn to lean on a Perfect Savior!
God alone strengthens and equips us to lead worship as well as in our daily life. God has called us each to a unique calling, not because of anything we’ve done, but because of everything that He has done. Our gifts and lives should reflect what God is doing in our lives, and He alone receives the glory.
In Exodus, Moses had many excuses why he couldn’t be the one to lead the Israelite’s out of Pharaoh’s control. God sought out Moses; God called Moses as a leader; and God gave Moses just the right words to say and tools to use.
Just as Moses felt “unqualified,” God still used Moses to lead a great nation out of slavery. It was through God that Moses was able to be equipped to say and do the right things at the right time.
God doesn’t make mistakes when He calls people to do certain tasks.
“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline…..He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.” (2 Timothy 1:6-7, 9)
Following the path,
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