Trusting The Process: Practice Makes Perfect
After preparation, the next logical step in the process is practicing what you’ve prepared for. Professionals prepare themselves by going to university, then they put into practice the concepts they’ve learned there. Artists prepare by gathering their mediums before practicing their craft. Parents prepare their children for the real world by having them practice life skills throughout their childhood and adolescence. God prepares the called and chosen by having them practice the skills needed to do His work.
The well-known idiom, “practice makes perfect,” has been thrown around for generations, what are your thoughts on it? Do you think that more effort equated to more excellence?
I don’t know.
However, I do think the more practice you get, the more comfortable you’ll be in the work you are trying to do, or in the position you are trying to obtain. The more practice you have the more prepared you will be for what lies ahead.
Then the question becomes, “what am I to practice if I don’t possess the skills, abilities, or capabilities to do what God is asking of me?”
In scripture there are examples of people feeling like this, Moses is the most famous. His inability to speak eloquently, in his eyes, hampered him from doing God’s work. Yet, God knowing Moses limitations, still chose him to be used to deliver Israel and become one of the great prophets.
You may not have the skills, abilities, capabilities, or comfortabilities to do the work right now, but trusting the process means you are always, thinking, speaking, and believing the very thing(s) you need to do the work you already possess.
When God calls or chooses you to do His work, He already knows your limitations, your push-backs, your challenges, and your hang-ups. He already knows your lack of skills, abilities, capabilities. And to be honest, he doesn’t consider your comfort, because he is not a comfort zone god. He still wants to use you.
God doesn’t want strong perfect people to do His work, no, He wants weak imperfect people who are willing to humble themselves in their imperfections and weakness so He can be glorified.
Practice may not make perfect, but what it does is shows God that He can move you to the next level in HIs divine plan.
Keep preparing. Keep practicing.
May God be with you until we meet again