Monday, September 29

the not naturally gifted part

"Our Lord's making of a disciple is supernatural.  He does not build on any natural capacity at all.  God does not ask us to do the things that are easy to us naturally;  He only asks us to do the things we are perfectly fitted to do by His grace, and the cross will come along that line always." ~ Oswald Chambers


It's fascinating to me how God takes us down paths where we think we can use the wonderful talents He has naturally gifted us with when He handcrafted us.  And before you know it you're having a "wait a minute!" moment with God as you see He's leading you into something you are NOT quite naturally gifted to do.  No way can you do it!  But you do know that He did lead you down that path even if it ended up not being for the purposes you thought. It takes you right to the end of yourself.   Your eyes travel to the cross as you die to self and fall into His grace to take your next steps.  

One by one.

And you are humbled by the results which really had nothing to do with you, but were all about Him.  Because God is awesome like that.....

Tammy ~@~

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