I sat down. My heart was beating fast. I could feel it beating in my chest. I was wet with sweat. Drops were falling from my hair to the floor. I prepared for this.
It sounds like I just completed a marathon (or was having a heart attack), doesn’t it? But I didn’t.
I was about to lead my first Sunday school class!
But by the world’s standards, I was clearly unqualified.
God knows everything about you – including the ugly parts, the broken parts, and the dysfunctional parts – yet he still believes in you. He still has a future and a hope for you.”
Steven Furtick in (Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People to Do Big Things
This book is full of examples from Steven Furtick’s own life, other lives, the Bible, and even social media.
If you believe you are unqualified to lead a small group but know it is a part of God’s plan, you need to read this book. It will bring you a confidence that can only come from trusting God.
Cease pretending who you are. Stop comparing yourself to others.
Embrace who you are and see yourself as God sees you.