Most days, I don’t feel successful enough to be used by God.
I don’t feel capable.
I don’t feel smart.
I don’t feel prepared.
Surely there is a better Christian out there who can do what God has called me to do.
But then I read the Bible and notice an interesting pattern when it comes to calling.
God found Gideon in a hole.
He found Joseph in a prison.
He found Daniel in a lion’s den.
He has a curious habit of showing up in the midst of trouble, not the absence. Where the world sees failure, God sees future.
Next time you feel unqualified to be used by God remember this, he tends to recruit from the pit, not the pedestal.