Tuesday, September 22, 2009

NTC Day 2: Matt. 3-4, Acts 4-6

Acts 4:13

We tend to put limitations on ourselves. We think we can accomplish certain things, but others are certainly beyond us. These limitations are usually artificial. We are like an adult elephant restrained by a rope and wooden stake. When he was small, he tried to pull the stake up and couldn’t. Now he sees the stake and just assumes he’s trapped. Although he now has the strength to pull up a tree, he is limited by his mental framework and past experiences.

Some of you face the same situation. Maybe early on, you were told what you could and could not do. Some were voted “most likely to succeed” but the rest of us were given varied odds at success or failure.

God doesn’t grade on the same scale that we do. He chose men who had already been rejected by the “experts” to lead his mission. He didn’t go to the halls of religious learning; he went to the fishermen. I don’t know about you, but I’ve watched “The Deadliest Catch” and this gives me hope☺.

It doesn’t matter where you’ve come from, what you’ve done (or haven’t), or what you’ve got to offer - God can use you. In the hands of God, the ignorant fishermen teach the highly trained religious minds. The important factor is not the power of the man, but the power of the God he serves.

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