Dear 90’s Baby #4

Dear 90’s Baby

Do you feel unqualified sometimes? Have you faced situations where you wondered if you really measured up? Is there a character flaw you try your hardest to hide? Do you live in secret fear that one day your past will come back to haunt you?😟

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Perhaps you know there is a calling on your life to lead, to impact lives, to make a difference but your track record is miles away from spotless and you are petrified just by the thought of being out there.
Many of us deal constantly with voices in our heads telling us that we do not qualify, and will never qualify. But I tell you what, God has a habit of picking people who have been passed over😎 and if you read biographies well enough, you will see this. As we read about great people and who they were before they became who they are and who they are becoming, we see this truth ever so clearly: GOD CAN MAKE ANYTHING OUT OF ANYONE ☺. In fact, everyone God used in Scripture was unqualified!
One biography that leaves me in awe everytime is found in the Bible; in the first and second book of Samuel; A biography about David.
Flipping through the pages of David’s life, we see sin, but we also see humility, worship, trust, hope, repentance, strength, and love. What I like most about King David’s life is his absolute trust in the goodness and mercy of God no matter what raged around him; but he was not always that way. His story reminds me that it is not how you start life that matters but how you finish.
When prophet Samuel came to anoint the next king, David’s father did not even think to include him. He was just the boy in the field with the sheep (*his father’s sheep*).
Maybe you have always been just an ordinary girl or the boy who had no special talent or abilities per se. Listen, you will not always be that way. Your end will not be the same as your beginning, I assure you.
You may say “David had special talents; he could make music🎼 and he could fight.” See ehn, he was alone (God was with Him though) taking care of his Father’s sheep, he had no asset, no lesson teacher and no friends. He had just one thing: Love. Love for God, devotion to His worship and reverence of God. This love produced in him duty. He was so dutiful that he was willing to fight to save his father’s sheep. He never knew He would later have to fight to save his FATHER’s people:'(.
David was an ordinary boy with ordinary clothes, serving an extraordinary God. “Please how does all this add up to becoming a king?”😩 I don’t know too. What I know is that God used David. David gave his strength and time to God and God used it to make grandiose royalty.
.. Talking about being unqualified; even Saul, the king, felt David was unqualified to kill Goliath. But God called David and equipped💪 him to fulfill his calling.
If you still feel unqualified today, remember, God chose and qualified you. Choose to let Him be your competence.

Your fellow 90’s Baby
-Tolu

 

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Tolu Michaels

Tolu devotes her life to helping people live truly, connect deeply and love freely. She shares the essentials of the Christian faith in everyday language and has been a speaker at many youth gatherings and discussion groups, encouraging young people to take a stand for the Lord in spite of today’s culture. Tolu serves as the Ministry Director of Godlovers Fellowship and has been featured on Kingdom Times and Lifegiva.

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  1. Okey
    May 27, 2016 at 8:37 pm
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    Wow!
    I’m so encouraged right now.
    Thanks for this letter Tolu.

    • TOLUKUMUYI
      June 9, 2016 at 5:32 pm
      Reply

      THANK YOU OKEY. I AM GLAD AND ENCOURAGED BY YOUR RESPONSE TO MY LETTERS

  2. Kennygold
    May 28, 2016 at 10:57 pm
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    Thank you for being a voice of encouragement! I’m truly encouraged by this. God bless you!

    • TOLUKUMUYI
      June 9, 2016 at 5:35 pm
      Reply

      DEAR KENNYGOLD, YOUR FEEDBACK IS REALLY APPRECIATED. GOD BLESS YOU TOO

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