And aI was with you bin weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of cthe Spirit and of power, 1 Corinthians 2:3-4

God Equips His People for His Work

You make a mistake when you use the world’s standard to judge the qualities of a Christian.  A person’s eloquence, coolness or success in the business world means nothing to God on their own.  A leading expert in a field can do nothing for God without a rock solid relationship with Jesus.  The most successful CEO will be an utter failure running a church without a heart for Jesus.  The sole defining quality of great workers for the Lord is being with Him.  God will give you the ability to do His will if you seek to do it.  God doesn’t call the qualified for His work.  They are a dime a dozen.  God calls the man who is devoted to God.  He then equips him for the tasks ahead.

Judging for anything other than Godliness is setting up the church for disaster.

Say there is an opening on the elder board of a church.  The standard operating procedure in response is to form a search committee.  The committee looks at the church members to judge who in the congregation would be best suited for the role.  If the job requires organization, they look to a winning coach or a leader in the professional world.  If it requires handling money, they look at the successful businessman or banker.  The reasoning is that they are used to handling people, leading people and raising money so they can transfer their skills into the church version.  This makes sense according to man’s logic but is a terrible error in God’s eyes.  God never judges a man by the world’s standards.  God’s leaders are very different than man’s.

The man who has all the skills but doesn’t have God is completely unqualified.

The person who is completely overwhelmed by the idea of the position but is on fire for the Lord is God’s first choice.

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