This post is written to link with Five Minute Friday: write for five minutes on a one-word prompt. The prompt today is “enable.”
Do you ever feel like you’re not enough or you don’t have what it takes?
I think we all have those moments – I certainly do!
But in these moments, it’s comforting to look at the Bible and see that God specialises in enabling unlikely people:
- He enabled Abraham to become the father of a great nation when he was 100 years of age.
- He enabled Moses to go to Pharaoh and lead the Israelites out of slavery and into freedom.
- He enabled Gideon, the weakest member of the weakest tribe, to lead the Israelites to victory over the Philistines.
- He enabled Nehemiah to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, despite fierce opposition.
- He enabled a few ordinary fishermen to spread the Good News of Jesus to thousands of people.
All of these were ordinary people. They had their flaws and weaknesses, their moments of doubt and failure, their times when they didn’t understand what God was doing, and yet, in God’s power, “their weakness was turned to strength.” (Hebrews 11:34 NLT)
God enabled them to do more than they would ever have imagined because he was with them, and he was working through them.
We have that same power too. We are weak, but he is strong. We are small, but he is mighty. In his strength we have all we need for what he is calling us to do.
“In your strength, I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.” (Psalm 18:29 NLT)
“The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.” (Habakkuk 3:19 NLT)