If you would have told me 25 years ago that I’d be a writer one day, I would have denied that profusely. I failed grade 12 English, I could barely make my way through a book (unless it had pictures), and my grammar was horrific.
I might have had a similar reaction to Gideon who said, “Pardon me, Lord?” When God sent him to save Israel out of Midian’s hand.
I’m not saying I’m on par with Gideon, or even qualified to lace up his shoes for battle, but we have something in common when it comes to serving the Lord–we both questioned our abilities instead of looking at God’s.
“My clan is the weakest,” he said, “and I am the least in my family.”
Here’s the thing we so often miss. Our accomplishments are not based on who we think we are, they’re based on the power of God working in us and through us. If we truly believe in His power and might, then we can believe in our calling.
It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts. – Corrie Ten Boom
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Consider your calling, and what that might be. Is he calling you to a job, a ministry, to be a housewife, homeschooling…? Is he calling you to write, to teach, or to preach? Whatever path He puts your feet on, go forth believing in His power and strength. (Read the story of Gideon in Judges Chapter 6)
Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches. (1 Corinthians 7:17, NIV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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