I won't hold you long. I just wanted to point out something that I noticed in my reading. I read a little over in Ezekiel this week and was reminded of how God operates.
But I will make you as unyielding and hardened as they are. I will make your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people.”
(Ezekiel 3:8-9 NIV)
God summoned Ezekiel as His messenger to an unyielding people. These people were hard-headed and rebellious. God told Ezekiel upfront that the Israelites would not listen to him. He told Ezekiel that being a messenger to this crowd wasn't going to be easy.
But God also told Ezekiel that He would make him just as unyielding as they were. I love how God says, "I will make you as unyielding as they are" because it implies that Ezekiel was not as unyielding as the Israelites were at the moment God called him. Yet, God promised that he would "make" Ezekiel exactly what he needed to be for the task at hand.
I think sometimes we can get flustered or shy away from assignments that God places on us because we may think we aren't equipped for the job. And you know what? Maybe you're right. Maybe you aren't initially equipped to handle the assignment.
But it's not about what you are. It's about what God can make you become. Please believe that if God called you to it, He'll make sure that you are equipped to do it. In other words, God may not always call the equipped, but He'll absolutely equip the called.
Then there are other times when God calls us forward, and we may think we aren't equipped when we already are. Take Gideon for example. He couldn't believe that God had called him to go forward in battle. In this instance, it isn't noted that God made Gideon into anything he already wasn't. So, maybe you're like Gideon. Maybe you're already equipped, and you just don't realize it.
But again, what you think about your abilities doesn't matter. What God knows about you or what He plans to do through you is all that counts. God is the perfect boss; thus, He wouldn't hire anyone who doesn't perfectly fit the job description. If He called you to it, whether you believe it or not, you are the perfect fit.
That's all I have for you this week guys! Have a blessed and wonderful week! Lord's willing, I'll see you next week. Take care.
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