Your point of disqualification

By Dave Henning / December 16, 2015

In Chapter 7 of The End of Me, Kyle Idleman concludes his discussion of five reasons we feel disqualified to be chosen, with a specific emphasis on your point of disqualification.

3. “They won’t forget.”  Pastor Idleman encourages us not to worry about how others see us.  Even if we don’t know where we stand with others, we have to move forward.  Others don’t determine our future.  God does.

Kyle stresses that God asks “for faith and obedience.  His plan and his will are all that matter, because the lesson he’s teaching almost always flips our assumptions on their head.”

4. “I dishonored my good name.”  The author states that God often renamed people for this very reason.  And whatever burden you’re carrying, God has a message for you.  When you come to the end of yourself, God can use you in the very best way.  One of God’s favorite strategies is to use the very issue you feel is holding you back.  Kyle notes: “Your disqualifier becomes God’s qualifier.”

5.  “I’m not ready.”  Even if you’ve heard the previous excuses and acknowledge God’s track record of redemption, there’s one last excuse to play- “I’m not ready.”  Kyle encourages you to jump before you’re ready to leap.  He describes what God will do:

“In what seems like the smallest of moments, in brief encounters with other people, he’ll take you and speak a life-changing word through you.  When God chooses you, he equips you.  Every time.”

Today’s question: Which of Kyle’s five reasons resonates most with you?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Weak to be strong”

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