Have you ever been at work and thought to yourself, “I hate my job; why am I still here?” Maybe you’ve been at school wondering if your cut out for it. Do you second guess yourself on a lot of things, always thinking you may be doing it wrong?
The truth is, we have all felt like we don’t live up to standards. Whether those are self-imposed or standards that society holds out, many good men spend their time just putting themselves down. To be honest, growing up I remember doing it many times. I’d find myself at times comparing myself to my friends. The ones that had the nice clothes or new video games. Even as grown men we tend to do this. We feel like we have to have a big bank account and a fancy vehicle to have a sense of accomplishment. Often thinking those things will help us feel like we have finally made it. We put so much emphasis on things that we forget the One who made us and gave us the opportunity to succeed. God says that because He created us, He loves us!
He created us in His own image so we are beautiful just as we are. We don’t have to set our minds on worldly standards. God will put us where He wants us, and we will be great! Like my pastor likes to say “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” We have heard many examples in the bible about God using the people we might think aren’t qualified to do great things, but because He has called them, and because they were obedient in faith, God did great things through them.
If you’re in a place where you feel you shouldn’t be or don’t like where you’re at, seek God and He will guide you, He’ll give you His path. When we experience difficult times, we must learn to look at them as steps to growth. When we experience great times, rejoice in them because God has blessed us. God has blessings for us. In Colossians 1:12 NIV it says,
“giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.”
God has given us His son and His kingdom. All we have to do is accept it and we will have everlasting life. God wants to use us for His greater good. Now the questions stands, are you willing to leave your own at times selfish desires to step up and be just as God made you? Are you willing to seek greatness for His sake and not your own?