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My wife recently attended some training for her new employment. While there she met several men and women from offices in other cities. One of them came up to her and told her “I was mad at you.” Tracey, my wife, had never seen this lady before and she asked, “Why were you mad at me?” The lady said, “I applied for the same position you did but didn’t get it. I’m qualified for it and you aren’t, that’s why.” The truth is Tracey didn’t have any experience in this line of work. The lady told her she wasn’t mad anymore because Tracey’s personality had won her over. Besides that she had met a man that she is extremely fond of in the office she is now working in, so everything seems to have worked out well for the both of them.

I thought this was such a great testimony to what God can do for someone. Tracey wasn’t qualified on paper, but one of God’s specialties is using what the world calls foolish(unqualified) to confound the wise (qualified). He knows how to exalt the ones he wants exalted and bring down others. The Bible tells us if we would humble ourselves he would exalt us in due time. Everything about this new job has God’s signature on it. There really is no logical reason for her to have this job and yet she does and seems to be doing well. By the way, she loves it!

I was so amazed at how all of this happened I couldn’t help sharing it with my coworkers and boss. I was telling my boss about all of this and he smiled; He loves Tracey too. I said, “Isn’t that a great story?” Meanwhile a coworker was standing there listening in on all of this. He says to me, “You think that’s a good story?” I said, “I think it is one of the best stories I’ve heard in quite some time.” He said, “They said she wasn’t qualified for the job. Don’t you think that is sort of a backhanded compliment?” I told him, “No, that just proves it is all God. It is only God that could have orchestrated this.” He said, “I see” and walked away. He just doesn’t get it.

After all of this transpired all sorts of Bible verses started to flow into my spirit. I thought to myself “Who gets the glory?” Either she is going to get the glory or God is, right?” The devil is the one who said, “I will exalt myself!” Jesus Christ on the other hand “humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name.” If we are seeking our own glory, or promotion, we exalt ourselves, but if we are seeking the glory of God we can rejoice in being called “unqualified.” I think God takes it as a personal challenge when someone looks at you and says something like “Hey, you can’t do that, you’re not qualified.” Don’t let the world’s definition of qualification define your life’s path. “Trust in the Lord, and lean not to your own understanding.”

Written by Louie


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