What if I don’t feel good enough to serve God in ministry?
Have you ever thought this before?
Shame can be a powerful and debilitating voice in the life of a believer. The voice of Shame is the quiet whisper in your ear that says “You aren’t good enough” or “Avoid the spotlight” or “Who do you think you are to speak up?”.
Something I have learned is that because it loves to hide in the darkness, shame brings with it the fear of being exposed, and leads me to cover up the wrong things that I’ve done. This has been happening since the Garden of Eden, where Adam and Eve hid from God after eating from the fruit (Genesis 3:10).
Listening to lies will never lead us towards intimacy with God.
Scripture is full of examples of God using imperfect and even sinful people to accomplish His purposes. Moses had a problem with anger (Exodus 32:19), Joshua was terrified of his enemies (Joshua 1:9), Rahab was a prostitute in Jericho (Joshua 2:1), David was an adulterer and a murderer (2 Samuel 11:26), and Peter denied Christ on the night of His arrest (Luke 22:60).
Through God’s plan for redemption, He takes our brokenness and imperfections and re-creates them into something beautiful.
Repentance doesn’t require perfection but a honest and humble heart.
Only Christ is truly about to comforts us in our weaknesses so that we can comfort others in their weaknesses. Often our weaknesses become strengths when we submit them to Him.
Saying that you need to ‘fix yourself’ before God can use you is like saying you need to ‘fix’ your teeth before you go to the dentist. That’s craziness. If God could only use perfect people, He would never be able to use anyone.
Today don’t let the voice of shame stop you from stepping out and growing in your walk with God. He will not reject you.
“The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God”. Psalm 51:17
Trust God to finish the good work He has begun in you. Saying “yes” to Jesus will see you walk into the fullness of His plans and purposes.