Don’t’ disqualify yourself. Especially for something God has already qualified you for. Before you were born He gave you special gifts. And guess what – nobody can take them away. The gifts of God are eternal. They are before repentance. Yes, that what the book says. Ever wonder why there are so many talented people out there? That’s how God made them. And He is so good that He gives us all gifts whether we come to Him or not. And He doesn’t take them back either.
So don’t let other people disqualify you. They don’t get to tell you what you can and cannot do with your gifts. God does. He was the one who gave them to you – not them. If they don’t want to let you use them to bless them – let it go and move on. It’s not really about you anyway. Some people get very insecure when they see you operating in your talent. Don’t be boastful. Don’t be prideful. Just respect their decision and move on. Don’t let people reject you because of their own insecurities.
Being perfect is not based on what we do. It is not to be without fault. We all have faults. We all have shortcomings. The bible definition of perfect is to be complete – and in Christ we are. All of our weaknesses He uses to display His glory an His strength. We are whole, we are complete, and we are finished in Christ. Just be.
And for me, I had to repent of disqualifying myself. I would hear one bad report and throw in the towel. It was easier to quit than to take a stand and say, “No, you don’t get to tell me that. I do not receive that, in Jesus Name.” God doesn’t make junk. I had to stop criticizing myself because when I did, I was criticizing something God had made. And who am I to criticize Him and His handiwork?
He made you with love and tears. And He loves you – right here, right now.
For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. (Romans 11:29 KJV)
For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.] (Romans 11:29 AMP)
God’s gifts and God’s call are under full warranty—never canceled, never rescinded. (Romans 11:29 MSG)
Need some motivation motivation? Here is another Prayers and Promises Video to help encourage you.
Sometimes I can’t look in the mirror – it just isn’t me. That is not what I look like. When God gives you His Spirit you see things differently. You are not what you see in the mirror. The body we have is only a tent. God is a Spirit, and you start to see in the Spirit. When you see yourself in the spirt – you are young. There are no glasses, no fat rolls, no limps, no wrinkles, and no age.! As as it is in Heaven, let it be on Earth. No sickness, no glasses, no age – we are all young! Hallelujah!
Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name.
And they shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My jewels (My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him.(Malachi 3:16-17 AMP)
For you are a holy people [set apart] to the Lord your God; and the Lord has chosen you to be a peculiar people to Himself, above all the nations on the earth. (Deuteronomy 14:2 AMP)
And the Lord has declared this day that you are His peculiar people as He promised you, and you are to keep all His commandments; ( Deuteronomy 26:18 AMP)
Praise the Lord! For the Lord is good; sing praises to His name, for He is gracious and lovely!
For the Lord has chosen [the descendants of] Jacob for Himself, Israel for His peculiar possession and treasure. For I know that the Lord is great and that our Lord is above all gods. (Psalm 135;3-5 AMP)
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9)