Many of us wrestle with the gap between our weaknesses and our dreams, between who we are and who God says we are meant to be. We feel unqualified to do God’s work or to live out the calling we imagine. But God has a way of using our weaknesses for good. In fact, God loves unqualified people.
In (Un)Qualified, Pastor Steven Furtick helps you peel back the assumptions you’ve made about yourself and see yourself as God sees you. Because true peace and confidence come not from worldly perfection but from acceptance: God’s acceptance of you, your acceptance of yourself, and your acceptance of God’s process of change.
This is a book about understanding your identity in light of who God is. It’s a book about coming to terms with the good, the bad, and the unmentionable in your life and learning to let God use you. It’s about charging into the gap between your present and your hopes and meeting God there. After all, God can’t bless who you pretend to be. But he longs to bless who you really are; a flawed and broken person. Good thing for us that God is in the business of using broken people to do big things.
"Unqualified" by Steven Furtick is a book that is worth 5/5 stars. This book is all about understanding who we are now in order to be who we are capable of becoming. If you look at the men and women of scripture they all had something in common, they were unqualified. How many of us feel unqualified? Unworthy of doing something big? God picked each of them despite their qualifications and he picks you and I despite our qualifications. This book is a book that is inspiring because it helps us look to the scriptures to remind us that God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things. In our society we have this habit of settling for mediocrity because we believe it's what we deserve, but has bigger and better things in store for us. "Unqualifed" is easy to read, inspiring, something that will change your heart in the process and make you go after things that you thought were unattainable. This is a book you will be thinking about long after you've finished it.
Thank you to the folks at Waterbrook publishing for allowing me to review this book.