I've spent too much of my life feeling inadequate, unworthy, not good enough. I've kicked myself around for my lack of discipline, my stupid humanness, my weak will. I've wanted to be more, for myself, my husband, my loved ones, but mostly for my God. I've wanted to be better. Yet, throughout my life, God gently whispers encouraging words to keep me going, to tell me I don't have to live up to my own expectations. He says all He needs is a willing heart.
“God is looking for F.A.T. disciples, disciples that are
We can’t teach others what we don’t know ourselves.”
He's not looking for perfect or flawless or talented or beautiful. He's looking for someone willing to learn, to take a crack at it, and stick it out over the long haul. I can do that. No special skills required.
I never thought I'd hear myself say it, but I want to be FAT. I want a front row seat to His work. I want to belly up to the God bar and see what He's got going.
What about you? Does being FAT appeal to you? A FAT girl is one who knows she goes in God's strength, not her own. Does that take the pressure off you like it does me? We don't have to be anything, friends.
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