Here’s something I’ve been thinking about – my Hebrew teacher says this us: direction & not perfection. He wants us to try, even though we may make a mistake. I’ve been thinking about this because I know that there are alot of times when I don’t try something because I know I’ll be bad at it, or I’ll look stupid, or I know that I’ll fail, or . . . . . I think we are all like this to varying degrees. Maybe you shy away from sports because you’re not athletically “inclined”. Maybe you avoid musical instruments because you don’t have “that knack.” Maybe you avoid certain things because in the past, you’ve had failures in those areas. While I think there’s some wisdom about how & where we spend our time, efforts, talents, etc; I also think that we need to be careful about how we potentially limit ourselves and even possibly God. I think that sometimes our “no” could be an indirect way of telling God that He won’t be able to use us in a particular circumstance or situation. Let’s be careful that we don’t justify our “no” to God based upon our past, our comfort or our talents & abilities.
Remember, God doesn’t call the qualified, but He qualifies the call. God doesn’t use the perfect, but rather the broken. God doesn’t depend on your ability as much as you availability. Perfection is for heaven & practice is for earth – don’t quit practicing 🙂