The other day I was listening to one of my favorite Christian leaders, Christine Caine. As I listened to her Passion Conference sermon I was struck by her words like always, but this time a statement really resonated with me. She began by talking about all of our “but God” statements (ex. But God, I’m not fast enough, strong enough, smart enough, etc.) and how these statements are actually equivalent to pride. She exclaimed that through these “but God” statements we are saying, “My limitations are bigger than God’s supernatural ability to do something in and through my life.” This statement is so powerful and so true. Stop allowing all of the things you think are wrong with you, keep you from allowing God to work through you in a world that is in desperate need for Jesus. We serve a God who wants to do abundantly more through each of us but we have to have the faith in Him and His power to do just that. Stop allowing the things you believe are wrong with you paralyze you from recklessly pursuing the life God has called you to live for Him. God intricately designed you and wants to use you exactly the way you are. Step back and allow Him to do just that.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” – Ephesians 3:20
“But He said to me My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9
Allow these verses to penetrate your being and when you begin to feel inadequate in any area of this life, and cling to God’s promises to work through your weakness. He is calling all of us to walk in His freedom and power with him every single day.
God I pray that this week we will recognize the “but God” statements we have been saying to you and make room for you to step in and fill us with your power. I pray we will continue to trust that Your power is enough for us every single day. We love you and thank you for sending Your Son to die for us and Your Spirit to work in us.
Written by: Kelsey Key
My name is Kelsey Key and I’m from Anderson, IN. I’m a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and am currently pursuing a coaching career.
3 Simple Joys
- Coaching/Playing basketball
- Working out
1 Favorite Passage
- “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on our own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6