This morning I kept thinking about something the Lord said to me a few years ago.
He said, “I am about to USE those who have no FORMAL education in a way no one thought possible.”
Our Confidence doesn’t come from man; Our confidence comes from God. No matter what the world tells you about education, that DOESN’T necessarily mean that HE wants YOU to go in that direction; JUST BECAUSE someone else is. Going to College or Seminary is a wonderful opportunity to learn; but shouldn’t be what defines you.
Everyone has a different call of God on their lives. Mine is to teach on Spiritual Warfare and to let the people who are feeling like they’re the outcast of Society and have no value; that they are greatly valued AND to share with those who’ve had abortions; and feeling condemned, that there IS HOPE for them. They too ARE VALUABLE to God AND He HAS A PLAN FOR THEIR LIVES; that His forgiveness is right before them; all they have to do is ask Him.
In the midst of all of MY rebellion, God still had a plan for me and He does for you too. I have never worried about anything pertaining to money or STUFF…I’ve always been pretty content and God has ALWAYS provided, and I only knew ABOUT GOD; I didn’t KNOW Him yet.
When I gave my life to Jesus in 1987; I began to run after Him with all my heart and my life changed DRAMATICALLY.
Acts 4:13 Now as they observed THE CONFIDENCE of Peter and John and understood that they were UNEDUCATED and UNTRAINED men, they were AMAZED, and began TO RECOGNIZE THEM AS HAVING BEEN WITH JESUS!
Peter and John were two of the greatest Apostles…they did amazing signs and wonders as the Lord was working with them.
What I’m saying is this; man puts SO MUCH VALUE on someone’s education to teach or preach the Gospel, and NOT MUCH VALUE on the POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. This is where people can miss it. Some think that in order for God to use you; you MUST GO TO SEMINARY; but, what I’ve seen, is that some who go to seminary are so full of theology that the WORD OF GOD is of NO EFFECT.
I’m NOT saying that education is a bad thing, it’s a GREAT THING, we NEED to be schooled for business purposes, but what I AM saying; is that for ministry purposes seminary is NOT necessary to preach or teach. We DO need to be taught the Word of God, but seminary is NOT a must to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You can gain the knowledge of God and His Word by reading it.
Can God use someone who has an education? ABSOLUTELY! Can God us someone WITHOUT an education? ABSOLUTELY!! It’s all about the heart…where is your heart?
John 15:16 You did not choose Me, but I CHOSE YOU, and APPOINTED YOU that you should go and BEAR FRUIT, and that your fruit should remain, so that WHATEVER YOU ASK THE FATHER IN MY NAME HE MAY GIVE TO YOU.
God is NOT bound MAN’S OPINIONS OR LIMITS…stay in God’s Presence and He will use you mightily, it DOESN’T matter what your education. What matters is; HAVE YOU BEEN SPENDING TIME WITH JESUS?
The image of the Jesus with Mary and Martha is a set of Pencil drawings that I ran across about 11 years ago. I wish I knew who the artist was so I can tell you.