“When you discover who God is, you discover who you are. And when you discover who you are, you no longer have to struggle with the insecurity and self-promotion that define much of society. You no longer have to strain to measure up, to qualify. You are free to be yourself.”
― Steven Furtick, (Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People to Do Big Things
Do not spend time measuring your qualification against the specifications or requirements that are posted. My very life has proven that favor will trump a requirement every time. If you are familiar with biblical principles there were countless persons in the bible that were considered highly favored by God. Noah, Moses, Ruth, Esther, Mary, and so forth; these were all individuals that were busy about their life but were favored by God into situations that created favor for others. The one thing that we as Christians hardly mention when becoming overjoyed by the mention of favor is that favor can cause us to have to make painful decisions. Favor sometimes comes to stretch you into a place of qualification. Bishop TD Jakes once preached a series, “Favor isn’t fair.” Let’s look at what he has said in regards to favor,
“Ruth just started being blessed. It wasn’t even fair. Just the Bible says that, what does it say? The Bible said that Boaz had spoken to the reapers and said just leave her handfuls on purpose. Handfuls, provision on purpose. There’s an umbilical cord between provision and purpose. God doesn’t give you provisions just for your own personal gain. God gives you provisions for purpose. Everything you got, your talent, your singing, your speaking, your ability, your charisma, your articulation, your IQ, financial dexterity, makes no difference what it is. God gave you those favors for his divine purpose.”TD Jakes, “Favor isn’t Fair” series
Whatever favors you find that God has left for you; don’t be afraid to pick them up and claim them. We don’t get to determine the favors that are bestowed upon us. God will always be just but not necessarily fair. Favor is provided to get you in position. It doesn’t matter who doesn’t understand it. What matters is that God thinks more of you than you could ever think of yourself. I’m unqualified but I decree I will always be favored.
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