When we set out to accomplish what God has called us to do, the enemy will tell us that we can’t (because we’re not good enough) or we shouldn’t (because God’s didn’t really tell us to do it). In my life, this has happened over and over.

At first, we might not realize that it’s the devil telling us lies. That’s because we think it’s coming from our own thinking, but it isn’t. It’s coming from the Father of Lies, the devil. He puts these thoughts in your mind! Jesus said:

“. . . the devil . . . was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44 NIV

It doesn’t matter what it is, how big or how small. Whether it’s writing a blog, leading a women’s Bible Study, or teaching three little children in a Sunday School class, thoughts of inadequacy will attack my mind. Somebody else would do a lot better job, I think.

There have been moments in the past when I literally began to panic. Thoughts racing through my mind … God didn’t tell you to write a blog! You shouldn’t be doing this! This is all your own idea!

Have you ever experienced this deceitful kind of attack on your mind? God didn’t send you here! God didn’t say …

Do you remember what the Serpent said to Eve? Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” Genesis 3:1

This is the Deceiver in action: making you question what God has said. It is nothing new.

After reading Nabeel Qureshi’s book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, I have thought I should prepare myself to minister to Muslim women (in case the opportunity should arise). But then I thought, I’m too old now (67). If only I would have done this earlier in my life. (There goes that liar, the devil, again.) But, guess what happened?

While reading my Bible, I read that Joshua led the Israelites until he was 110 years old! (Joshua 24:29) And Joshua was between 68 and 78 years old when he took over for Moses, before they even entered the promised land.

That’s why we need to read our Bible every day. God might want to show us something! In addition to that, I learned that Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt when he was 80 years old and Aaron was 83!

All of these great men of God were used mightily by the Lord into their old age. God never does things the way we think He will, or like we would. (So much for the “You’re too old theory”.)

As my friend, Annie recently said, “He doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” This theme is repeated over and over in the Scriptures (Moses, Gideon, and David, to mention a few.)

Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” Exodus 4:10 NIV

“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” Judges 6:15 NIV

“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 NIV (referring to David, the shepherd boy)

Whatever it is that God is calling you to do, He will be right beside you, giving you wisdom, strength, and guidance. It is for His glory. If we were qualified, we would get the glory. But the battle is the Lord’s! To Him be the glory!

With Love, 


This Is My Journey Unscripted.

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  1. This post is so so true!!
    I know and have experienced everything you have said here!!
    I shared this to my blog!
    Excellent words the Lord gave you to share this a.m. as the devil goes out and devours whom he can!!!

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  2. So kind of you to mention me, but that statement didn’t originate with me. I googled it but couldn’t find any definite source to give credit to. No matter, it’s true.
    I know people who are doing things the enemy would have loved for them to think “impossible” – having a one-on-one Bible study with a (for now) unbeliever, holding a vacation Bible school for Muslim kids, Christmas caroling in a Muslim part of town … !!! Some people might automatically say “You can’t do that,” but they’re doing it. 😉

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  3. Satan tells me all , alll, all the time that my blog was my idea and God never endorsed it.And even though I get comments from my health and wellness site where I repost the articles…these remarks always touch me because God is showing me that the articles were meant for them that day….even though… I still get down that maybe that voice in my head is right.
    I have to block it out.

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    1. Perhaps this one was meant for you this day! Remember what Jesus said to the devil: “It is written …” Satan hates it when we speak (or write) God’s Word! “It is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” (Hebrews 4:12 NLT)

      The old preacher once said, “This book is a lion! You don’t defend lions, you just open the cage and let them out!”

      Remember, if you encouraged even one person, you’ve done something wonderful. Jesus said, “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.” Matthew 10:42 And that’s what you do, Kate! God bless you, my friend!

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  4. SO I read this 2 years ago.. I didn’t recall it by title. It came up today as a suggestion for more reading from your site. I re-read it. AGAIN– 2 years later I am under the attacks by satan. The lies right now are more general than previously when they were mostly about my blog not being endorsed by God. Now it is the lie that I (as a person) am not enough. Period. Full stop. In all areas of my life.
    Thank you again for this post. It continues to bless and refresh me CIndy.

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Kate. Jesus fought the devil’s lies with the Word of God. We should do the same. Write down the Scriptures that fight Satan’s lies. For example, “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 NIV
      Remember, no one in the Bible who served God thought they were good enough, strong enough, or smart enough. That’s who God picks to use! When you are weak, He is strong. God loves you more than you can even imagine. He knows everything going on in your life. He even knows the number of hairs on your head! And He is with you wherever you go. Many blessings, my friend!

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