Certain challenges of this past week have reminded me of how often I feel inadequate or unprepared to follow Jesus in certain situations. It doesn’t take much to make me feel ineffective or unworthy as a disciple of Jesus. Perhaps you feel that way at times or even now.
The truth is: We are indeed inadequate to follow Jesus in our own strength. We are unprepared based on our own knowledge. We will be ineffective when we attempt to take matters into our own hands. And we are certainly unworthy to live as a disciple of Jesus.
All Christians are woefully unable to follow Jesus in and of themselves. That is the bad news.
But the good news is that Jesus has called you to follow Him in spite of your limitations. And because of His presence in your life, you are neither inadequate nor unprepared. Because He is the source of your strength, you are neither ineffective nor unworthy. You can live successfully and powerfully as a disciple of Jesus, BECAUSE YOU ARE CONNECTED TO HIM.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing!” (John 15:5).
Love you guys!
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