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I love when a verse I’ve read many times jumps out at me like I’ve never read it before. It happened to me this morning. I’m reading through the book of Acts right now and came across these verses:

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. But seeing the man who was healed standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition.

Acts 4:13-14

It was a great reminder to me…God uses normal people!

Don’t feel you have what it takes…

Feel as though you don’t “measure up”…

Consider yourself a “common man” (or woman)…

You are a perfect candidate for God to use in a mighty way!

Consider this question:

Where are you lacking that God can use you for His glory?

That’s not to say we shouldn’t learn all we can, grow in our knowledge and understandings, but it is saying that where we start isn’t as much an issue. When we are called of God, we have everything we need to be successful in His strength!

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  • Bowmanave says:

    "Normal" is squishy, as is "honestly", and those things could be used to handwave a lot of population groups out of existence. Also, the people who *do* believe in magic wouldn't define it the way you do.

  • Cindy Graves says:

    Just listened to the podcast of Francis Chan from last year's Newspring Leadership Conference – he referenced James 5:17 "Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth."

    One of my take-aways: Stop with the excuses. Step out in faith. Faith in God's power not my strength.

  • Rob Rash says:

    So true Ron… I was encouraged by this from Darren Whitehead up at Story this year. Such a great and empowering reminder!