Are You Willing?

"For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have" 2 Cor. 8:12 (NIV).

Sometimes it's easy to discount what we have to offer to God. We think we are not qualified enough to be used by him. We may not have a degree or enough experience to do what we feel He is asking us to do, but God isn't as impressed with our credentials as he is with our willingness to serve Him.

If the willingness is there, He will accept and bless our efforts. We don't have to worry about what we don't have, just be willing to offer Him what we do have.

Lord, we come to you just as we are, willing to serve you in whatever way you lead us. We will not fret that we do not have enough experience or knowledge, but trust you to equip us to carry out your will. Thank you for accepting us just the way we are. Amen

(Copyright© 2011 Jan Christiansen. All rights reserved.)


Andrea Strong said...


This is perfect for where I am. I'm running into it everywhere I go. Here, ACFW, my husband's Sunday sermons. I think God's trying to tell me something. :) Thanks for letting him use you.


Jan said...

Don't you just love it when God keeps pointing something out from a variety of different sources? I lets us know that He really is intimately involved with each one of us. Don't be afraid to step out, Andrea and trust God to give you everything you need to do what He's called you to do. Blessings!