You Are Worthy

You are worthy
Looking at the immaterial tools for growing in knowledge and wisdom, one of the most important personal attributes is realizing that you are worthy. One of the major themes of the Bible is how God uses people who were deemed unworthy in the world’s eyes to fulfill His Great Commission and His perfect will.

We are ALL “unworthy” in and of ourselves, but worthy in His perfect grace and will. Not only do we need to believe this about ourselves, but we need to embrace it as Christian communities. As an example, my field and area of study is special education. It’s amazing to see how God uses people with disabilities to minister to others. Because of this, we need to be sure we are inclusive of people with disabilities in our Christian communities.

Another example is how Liberty University recognizes the different gifts that come to the body of Christ. While many private schools cater to only the academically gifted, Liberty University recognizes that there are many other skills that God uses to reach the world. Obtaining an education is not only for the academically gifted, but it is for those who are willing to submit themselves to gaining an education for many careers and callings in life.

It’s not that we don’t have weaknesses, rather it’s the danger in thinking you are not worthy for God’s calling in your life for whatever weaknesses you carry. To think you are not worthy to be used by God is a worldly lie. In our weaknesses, God is made strong.

I Corinthians 12:9 “‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”


Dr. Beth Ackerman is the Associate Dean, School of Education, at Liberty University

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Comments

  1. 2 years ago
    Teri Ploski says

    Thank you. I needed this today. I have actually applied to Liberty to finish my degree and after reading over my transcript evaluations, I got very discouraged that, even though I have 113 transferring credits, most of them are transferring as electives. It appears for now that it’s going to take me a lot longer to finish my degree than I originally thought. This statement, in particular reminded me that if God is calling me to finish my degree, I need to plug on! “Obtaining an education is not only for the academically gifted, but it is for those who are willing to submit themselves to gaining an education for many careers and callings in life.

    It’s not that we don’t have weaknesses, rather it’s the danger in thinking you are not worthy for God’s calling in your life for whatever weaknesses you carry. To think you are not worthy to be used by God is a worldly lie. In our weaknesses, God is made strong.”

    I’m going to print this devotional out and put it in my Liberty folder to remind myself that “in my weaknesses, God is made strong!”

  2. Pray for my son Jeffrey. He is in the hospital in Denver, Colorado. He is 38 years old and unemployed and as many college degree’s. He has overdosed on pills from a doctor. He has a mental illness.

    • 2 years ago
      Lynda Parker says

      Melody,
      I will keep Jeffrey in my prayers. May our Lord bless and heal him.

    • Saying a prayer for your son right now, Melody!

    • 2 years ago
      Mary A says

      I will pray for his sobriety and that the Holy Spirit will cause him to be convicted of the need to be committed to a Recovery Program and seek help for his mental illness. Jesus and sobriety is his only hope.

  3. 2 years ago
    Lynda Parker says

    Today I am celebrating my husband. On July 7th we will be married 28 years and he has always been my biggest fan. He raised my two boys, now in their 30′s with their own children. The wonderful men, husbands, fathers and friends they have grown in to is mainly due to their step-father. Thank you dear Bob for loving me and for loving the Lord.