Monday Musings – August 19, 2013

Dear Friends,

Yesterday I mentioned a woman who felt like the most unqualified person in the world to remove a snake from her kitchen.  But she did it. Do you ever feel unqualified for what you are asked to do?  Or for what you know you need to do?  Or for what God has called you to do? Here are a couple of thought on this subject from two very wise people.

First, from C.S. Lewis.  I love this passage in Prince Caspian:

“Welcome Prince,” said Aslan.  “Do you feel yourself sufficient to take up the Kingship of Narnia?” 

“I — I don’t think I do, Sir,” said Caspian.  “I’m only a kid.”

“Good,” said Aslan.  “If you had felt yourself sufficient, it would have been proof that you were not.”

And then from Madeleine L’Engle.  This is one I call to mind frequently:

Slowly I realized that I don’t have to be qualified to do what I am called to do.  I just have to go ahead and do it, even though I may not do it as well as I would like to have it done.  That is the most liberating lesson of my life.

Qualified or not, go ahead and do whatever it is that you are called to do today.  The hardest part is getting started.  The best part is looking back with pride at what you and God have done!

In Christ,

John