Word for You

Thursday 27 June

‘Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves.’ Romans 12:3 NLT


The Bible tells us that God has given us all gifts. ‘We all have different gifts, each of which came because of the grace God gave us’ (Romans 12:6 NCV). Those gifts are for us to use for His glory, not our own. Sometimes we end up boasting about what we can do and forget that it’s not about us; it’s about God and His kingdom. We want others to notice what we can do, rather than using the gifts to help others and fulfil God’s purpose for our lives. But we can also go to the other extreme. Sometimes God calls us to something that is out of our comfort zone and we’re not sure that we can do it. This is exactly what happened with Moses. God told Moses, ‘I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring…the Israelites out of Egypt’ (Exodus 3:10 NIV). But instead of thinking, ‘What an honour,’ Moses replied, ‘I am not a great man! How can I go to the king and lead the Israelites out of Egypt?’ (Exodus 3:11 NCV). He questioned his ability to do what God was asking of him. But God reassured him by saying, ‘I will be with you’ (v.12 NCV). Everything we do should be done in God’s strength. He promises to equip us and be with us for everything He calls us to. If we’re in a situation where we have the opportunity to do something for God, let’s not think too highly of our own abilities and remember that everything is for God’s glory. And let’s also not discount ourselves from the call because we think we’re not the right person. If God’s truly calling us to it then He’ll be with us every step of the way.

What Now?

What’s God calling you to at the moment? If you feel ready to jump into it, ask God to help you remember you’re doing it for His glory. If you’re feeling afraid, ask God to remind you that He’s with you.