Day 13: God's calling

Consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:26-27

The modern version of this would be: not many of us are rich, famous, have a high number of Facebook friends, have impressive resumes, read all the correct books, are well-connected, good at cocktail parties, and excel at networking on Twitter.

But God wants to use us.

I think our mistakes matter just as much to God as what we consider our success. The hastily written blog post with spelling errors can have just as important an impact on the world as the Oscar-winning movie or the bestseller. It doesn't matter if the famous people see it. Just trust that God knows what he's doing.

You don't need talent. God is with us, and he has all the talent.

One never can see, or not till long afterward, why any one was selected for any job. And when one does, it is usually some reason that leaves no room for vanity. Certainly, it is never for what the man himself would have regarded as his chief qualifications. C.S. Lewis, Perelandra

Is there something you feel called to do that you feel unqualified for?

What's stopping you from trusting that God will equip you at the right time?

Which shortcomings can you thank God for today?