Capable hands

God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

About two weeks ago I was in a bizarre situation, one in which I marveled in.

It was an interesting time for the company that I work for due to fresh faces joining and therefore expanding the company. First they needed basic training and a crash course. All of which happened in about 3 days, thereafter they filled in with another team before being on their own. It was at that stage that they needed a practical feel to it all.

I was fortunate to have a recruit in my ranks, although he was unfortunate to establish and get to know the boot of my fully loaded 2×4 vehicle. In about a week he got the hang of things and made my life slightly easier and I was able to do things quicker and focus on the most important things.

The most satisfying thing of all was the fact that I had 2 people working as my assistants who were 4 and 5 years older than me, which might not mean a lot as an adult but me being fresh out of high school a few years is still a large gap. The best part was that they thought I was older than them.

While closely analysing their work ethic I could see their background in working outdoors and using tools was a lot greater than the skill I had on my first week on the job. However what I know now and the speed in which I work is at a much higher level than what they are currently.

I didn’t deserve to have received the job I have today, by no means was I capable, but God had a plan much greater than I could have imagined for me. I needed to be in that place and at that time for a reason I still need to fully discover.

It just showed me and reminded me of the calling we have. We might not be the best at something but God empowers us to be the best we can be. We are the called ones regardless if we are qualified.

Jacob was a cheater, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Sara was impatient, Moses stuttered. Yet He used all these people for the Israelites. They had a massive responsibility and an influence on the whole tribe of Israel.

We may not move nations in our lives but we can impact a group, a community, a family, maybe even just one person.

But our purpose will be of utmost importance and a strong impact.

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4 thoughts on “Capable hands

  1. Congrats on your job Jonathan! You seem to be enjoying it a whole lot and I like how you used your experience to make a sermon. And I too pray for a job that I’ll enjoy every bit of. I’m trusting God. Great writeup!

    Can I ask? What’s a 2×4 vehicle?

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    1. Tha k you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it and appreciate the positive feedback. So a 2×4 vehicle simply means it is a 2 wheel drive vehicle. Most of the rugged Bakkies or trucks as some people call them are 4×4 meaning it’s a 4 wheel drive that is more powerful.


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