I’m secure enough to admit it. From time to time, I wonder why God choose to me to be a church leader, Children’s Pastor or to be a part of a decent sized church. Some days I feel like I am ill-equipped, too young, not smart enough, not strong enough, or a million other things. The truth of the matter is, that is a good thing.
God does not give us everything to be a perfect leader. He gives us a certain set of gifts, passions, and even limitations so that you can be exactly the person that He created you to be. People were not made to attain perfection. If we were perfect, and had every spiritual gift that we needed and were perfect leaders, we would have no need for God.
We were created with limitations so that we can learn to rely on God. I love the way John the Baptist puts it in John 3:30. In John’s teachings of his disciples about Jesus, he made this amazing statement: “He must become greater and I must become less.” As people we are broken, frayed, flawed and imperfect. The more of us that shines through, the more the flaws shine through. When we realize that, get out of God’s way and allow Him to work, He will really show up and do things beyond our imagination.
When you come to your end, God is just getting started.