Thursday, February 14, 2008

Quotations and Reflections 2

Slowly I have realized that I do not have to be qualified to do what I am asked to do, that I just have to go ahead and do it, even if I can't do it as well as I think it ought to be done. This is one of the most liberating lessons of my life. ~ Madeleine L'Engle (And It Was Good)

It's nice when you realize some accomplished person whom you really admired struggled with the same feelings of inadequacy. The important thing then, is not whether or not we believe we're qualified, but that we just forge ahead with the task at hand. And then we stand back and marvel at how God steps in and fills in the gaps.

4 comments:

Tami Boesiger said...

Amen, Dianne. I needed to hear that this morning!

Katrina said...

What a great quote. Inadequacy holds me back far too often. God has called me to obedience, not to be the person who instantly does everything perfectly!

Jo said...

So true! You've such a delightful place of rest here... I'm eager to explore the whole of it.
Cheers!
- Jo

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I'm reading some L'Engle right now. She's so practical and yet so ethereal.