|The Inaugural Proverbs 31 Tour Group at the Sea of Galilee|
1 Corinthians 12:12,15,18
Insecurity reared its head immediately.
Of the125 members on my Holy Land tour, I fell near the bottom. These were deeply faithful, women (and a handful of men) doing great things: employees of Proverbs 31 or a mega-church, published authors and bloggers, pastors or seminarians, and some other ordinary folk like me. Only 5 of us came from New England which made them much more comfortable talking about Jesus than me. Southern accents abounded.
I felt less than.
But I caught myself and prayed. I reminded myself that I am worthy in God's eyes. I reminded myself not compare myself to others. My part in God's plan is different from anyone else's.
|The 'Red' Bus - My Israeli Family|
I remembered that God brought me to Israel on this specific trip by placing an overwhelming desire in my heart the moment it was announced. I did no research except to check the dates with my husband. This was His idea. I must trust Him.
Have you ever felt unqualified? Out of place? Less accomplished?
Believe that God has a specific job for you that differs from His call on others. We are one body learning from and supporting one another as each of us fulfills their role.
I became a student, probing all these wonderful experts for wisdom and advice. As it turned out, I was right in the mix. God had blessed me with this amazing community of believers with whom to walk the Holy Land. We learned so much from each other as well as the guides.
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