"Ah, Sovereign LORD," I said, "I do not know how to speak; I am only a child." But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am only a child.' You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD" (Jeremiah 1:6-8)
I am the most unqualified person. I am young, I am a women, I've never been to Bible college and I've never taken a writing class, you can't get more unqualified that that. Besides that, I have face a lot of discouragement in life from well meaning people who have told me that I am ill-equipped to accomplish such a task as I writing this Romans commentary for all of the reasons mentioned above. That is why I am so thankful that God's doesn't look for qualifications, he looks for a willing heart.
Moses pleaded several times with the Lord to send someone else to Pharaoh to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. ( Exodus 4:10, Exodus, 6:12, Exodus 6:30 ) He was not eloquent nor did he command attention in the kings presence. However the Lord chose to use him anyway. He also gave him Aaron to help accomplish the task. And because of his obedience he accomplished great things that continues to bless us today.
Like Moses, I have a helper. I have the Holy Spirit living inside of me directing and guiding as I walk out the Lord's plan for my life. The Lord has made it clear to me that I am to go and say whatever he directs me to speak forth. My qualifications can't get in the way, because I have none. I am completely reliant on the Lord for direction and for the words to speak. It is God who qualifies period. If my qualifications are based upon Him, then with that comes no fear. For I have a guarantee of the promise, the Lord said, "for I am with you and will rescue you" ( Jeremiah 1:8 )
Lesson #3 - It is God who gives me the words to speak
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