Don’t Believe the Lies # 5: I Am Unusable

Hey everyone!

This is my first stab at doing a weekly blog about the upcoming Sunday service and message at Family Worship Center in Geneva.  I hope that you will find this interesting as well as informative.  I also hope that it will give you a little bit to wet your appetite about this Sunday and, as the Spirit prompts you, if there is someone that you want to invite this will give you some info to help them make the decision.

This week we are finishing our series on Don’t Believe the Lies:  I Am Unusable.  We have been looking at various lies that are used to keep those who are following Christ from reaching their full potential in Christ. These lies are used to keep them defeated and hiding in the shadows of life instead of living the fulfilled life that God has called us to live.  Since this is my first Blog post, let me give you the first four lies:  I Am Unlovable, I Am Unforgivable, I Am Unchangeable and I Am Unblessable.

When we talk about being unusable it is usually in the context on ministry.  Whether it is working with adults, students or children, God has a role for all of us to play.  It can be facilitating a class, directing a ministry or maintaining a meeting space so that it all runs smoothly.  What holds a lot of people back is a feeling of inferiority or insecurity.  What we are going to be looking at on Sunday is that we cannot live by our feelings.  We have to live by faith.  Feeling can reinforce the idea that I am unusable.  That is something that God wants to do away with in our lives.

He did so with Paul in 2 Corinthians 12 when Paul has asked for his “thorn in the flesh” to be removed.  After the third plea God responded with, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ”  You see it is not what we bring to the table that matters.  In fact if we bring a lot to the table that sometimes can be counterproductive.  When we are weak that is when God is able to do his best through us because we have to completely rely on him.  That is the position that he wants us to be in.  It is not an easy position to be in, especially when you want to be in control.  Yet to fully accomplish what God wants we have to be fully dependent on him.  Because his grace is sufficient and his power is made perfect in our weakness.

Have a great rest of the week and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Pastor Galen