In a world where qualifications matter for nearly every aspect of life, it's hard to understand that what God really wants is a willing heart not a full resume. If you've found yourself struggling with your qualifications, then you should pick up
(UN)Qualified by Steven Furtick.
Have you seen a ministry opportunity and thought, "Oh, I'm not qualified for that"? So have I. Or have you shied away from doing something because you don't feel skilled or trained in that area. Me too.
But when we look in the Bible, we see a long line of unqualified, under-trained people who carry out big purposes for God's glory. And that is what reading (UN)Qualified helps us to understand and even embrace. That's a hard message and it can feel like an admonition, but not in Furtick's words. He is very approachable and almost friendly in his delivery and it is very non-threatening.
Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for the purpose of this review. The opinions are mine.
From the Publisher:
Who You Think You Are is Not as Important as Who God Says You Are
Many of us wrestle with the gap between our weaknesses and our dreams, between who we are and who God says we are meant to be. We feel unqualified to do God’s work or to live out the calling we imagine. But God has a way of using our weaknesses for good. In fact, God loves unqualified people.
In (Un)Qualified, Pastor Steven Furtick helps you peel back the assumptions you’ve made about yourself and see yourself as God sees you. Because true peace and confidence come not from worldly perfection but from acceptance: God’s acceptance of you, your acceptance of yourself, and your acceptance of God’s process of change.
This is a book about understanding your identity in light of who God is. It’s a book about coming to terms with the good, the bad, and the unmentionable in your life and learning to let God use you. It’s about charging into the gap between your present and your hopes and meeting God there. After all, God can’t bless who you pretend to be. But he longs to bless who you really are; a flawed and broken person. Good thing for us that God is in the business of using broken people to do big things.
Pastor Steven Furtick is the lead pastor of Elevation Church. He and his wife, Holly, founded Elevation in 2006 with seven other families. The church has been listed by Outreach Magazine as one of the fastest growing and largest churches in America. Pastor Steven holds a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the New York Times Best Selling author of Crash the Chatterbox, Greater, and Sun Stand Still.Pastor Steven and Holly live in the Charlotte area with their two sons, Elijah and Graham, and daughter, Abbey. - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/author-spotlight.php?authorid=117906#sthash.apYFKlS7.dpuf
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