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 But Moses replied in the LORD’s presence, “Since I am such a poor speaker, how will Pharaoh listen to me?” — Exodus 6:30 HCSB

It used to be that if you had a problem with your toilet, you would call a plumber. If you had some faulty lighting, an electrician was the person to call. Whatever your need may have been, the logical thing to do was to get in touch with an expert in that area. Most folks would never have considered shingling their own roofs or remodeling their own kitchens. There are professionals for that sort of thing.

Then the DIY movement took over. People began to realize that, with just a little guidance, they could do just about anything. Instead of reaching for the phone, a person can simply watch a how-to video and do it herself. A little confidence and the proper tools are all that is necessary.

Sometimes God calls people to do things that they may think would be better left to the professionals. The Bible, however, is full of DIYers. Moses didn’t consider himself qualified to speak to Pharaoh, but he did. Even Paul admitted that he wasn’t the most eloquent speaker, yet he preached the gospel everywhere he went. Gideon didn’t feel like a warrior, but God called him to be one.

Scripture is full of ordinary men and women doing extraordinary things with just a little courage and the willingness to obey. It wasn’t a seasoned mother, but a virgin girl chosen to raise the Son of God. It wasn’t theologians but fishermen whom Christ called to follow Him.

Don’t wait until you feel qualified to do what God is calling you to do. If He wanted a “professional,” He would have chosen one! A willing and teachable DIYer can do more for God than someone who thinks they already know everything.

I don’t have to know everything, Lord. I just need to know and trust You. I offer my talents and my life to You to be used as You see fit.

Do you feel unqualified? Ill-prepared to do what God is calling you to do? Take heart — God has a long history of choosing the unexpected one with an obedient attitude to fulfill His will! 

by Stacy Edwards, from Devotions from the Front Porch

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Comment by Tammy on August 8, 2016 at 5:49pm

Yes you do Danny. He chose Moses who wasn't a speaker. He chose Gideon who was the least of all the tribes of Israel. David was the youngest & less likely of Jesse's sons to be king. The list goes on. He never chooses the obvious, the wisest, the smartest, the most beautiful. He chooses those He can glorify Himself through. 

Comment by Danny A Bailes on August 8, 2016 at 2:13pm

Thanks for the encouragement. I hear other people deliver eloquent messages from the pulpit and am discouraged from doing it myself even though I want to. God put me in the position of worship leader even though I did not read music and many people were blessed as was I. I guess I just need to trust and obey.

Comment by Tammy on July 28, 2016 at 1:23pm

You are quite welcome 

Comment by Carla on July 28, 2016 at 12:31pm

Love this!  Thanks for posting Tammy.

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