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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