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'You will be my witnesses.' Acts 1:8 NCV

God calls us all to be 'evangelists'. Whether it's through loving the unlovely, sharing our faith or telling how God has transformed our lives, we're all called to show others who Jesus is. But many of us don't feel qualified to do it. We think we're not good enough, or that 'evangelising' is for 'certain people', or we're afraid what people might think of us. The thing is, God doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called.

Jesus said to his disciples, 'You will be my witnesses...in every part of the world' (Acts 1:8 NCV). His disciples were a mix of everyday people; not people of a certain IQ level, or with theological training or with outgoing personalities. They were just willing to follow him. So, if we're willing to follow, he'll use us and equip us to do what he's calling us to do. 'Few of you were wise in the world's eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful' (1 Corinthians 1:26-27 NLT).

So, we know that God wants to use us all to tell others about him. We just need to be willing to be used.

So what now? Why not say this prayer: 'God, you've called me into your Kingdom to serve you in this place, at this time, and for this purpose. Help me to share who you are with others. Amen.'

Soulfood: Gen 24:1-67 Gen 25:1-18 Luke 9:1-17 Ps 134 Pro 4:5-13,

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