Inexperience can be a good thing.

I’ve been reading this book called Pivotal Praying by John Hull and Tim Elmore. I’m not yet done, but I’m liking it so far.  There was this one portion that really grabbed me, and I wanted to share it with you today. TIm Elmore writes:

I chuckle when I read these words:

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember: amateurs built the ark, and professionals built the Titanic.”

They serve as a good reminder. When we are inexperienced, we tend to lean on God for results. We recognize how little we possess–and how much we need His help. When we are experienced, we tend to lean on our strengths and leave God out of the equation. We depend on our gifts rather than on our God.

So true. I am guilty of this one. This month, I find myself in a situation that is so much bigger than me and I feel terribly inexperienced, so reading those lines really reassured me and also reminded me of these two truths:

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'” – 2 Corinthians 12:9

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13 (NLT)

Do you feel that? If you find yourself in a similar situation today, I hope you can find encouragement in this. Or feel free to let me know how I can pray for you! :)

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