Our abilities, our knowledge, and our lack of sin didn’t make us new; Jesus did. Jesus is the source of our good works. Jesus is the source of our strength to carry those good works out. Weakness in ourselves should never be a reason we stand still. When we step out to do something for the Lord that we’re unprepared for, it means we’re giving God the chance to do something only He can do and letting His strength shine in our weakness.
To be a leader in Christ’s kingdom, you don’t have to be perfect, prepared, or feel qualified. It’s as simple as creating relationships and environments that point people to Jesus. You could start a small group, creating community and a comfortable place for learning about God’s Word. Or you could join a leadership class at ECCU, equipping you to take Christ into all areas of your life.
When doubts creep in, remember, Christ died for us so that He could do the heavy lifting. Be free to move without fear of failure. We are the creation not the Creator, the workmanship not the builder. Since He is the perfect craftsman, we can rest as tools in His capable hands. When you see yourself like the hammer our grandpas used to use-- rusty, dented, with chips in the handle, remember: It was still the perfect tool to build with. It was perfect because the skill wasn’t in the tool; it was in the hands wielding it. It was perfect for its designed purpose. You’re the tool Jesus wants to use for building His kingdom, perfect for all He designed you to do.