A Great Quotation by Max Lucado

Mick Turner

Yesterday I ran across these profound words by Max Lucado, in his excellent book Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference. I think we all might benefit from spending a bit of quiet time prayerfully reflecting on the message here:

God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.

Just look at the motley crew of hillbilly net casters, crooked tax collectors, and treacherous treasurers he assembled as his first disciples. Jesus said he would build his church on the foundation of a hot-headed blowhard that denied even knowing him when the going got rough. There was nothing about this band of simple folk that screamed “I am qualified to face every kind of hardship and carry your message to the ends of the earth.” Yet that is exactly what they eventually did. With the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, the called were qualified.

Does Christ do the same today? You can take it to the bank. Friends, if you feel a calling, stop doubting, questioning, and stalling. Just step out in faith and take positive action. You may well be quite surprised at what happens next.

Think about it.

(c) L.D. Turner 2015/All Rights Reserved


2 thoughts on “A Great Quotation by Max Lucado

  1. Great post and great words from Max Lucado.

    I am living proof that God can use absolutely anyone for His purpose.

    Congrats on seven years of blogging too. I have only been at it six moths, can’t imagine what may happen in six more years.

    God bless,


    1. Mick Turner

      James, thanks so much for your comment and for visiting LifeBrook. Hope you come by often. I can surely appreciate what you said about being living proof that God can use anyone – those things we often consider our disqualifications are, in God’s eyes, our qualifications.



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