Bible Studies, Non-Fiction Books

(Un)Qualified

9781601424594(Un)Qualified

Steven Furtick

About the Book:

Who You Think You Are is Not as Important as Who God Says You Are

 

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.

 Being Unqualified Is God’s Favorite Qualification

 Our culture tells us that the answer to our failures is to fix them. The solution to our weaknesses is to hide them. The secret to our success is to appear as flawless as possible. But God’s qualifying system is different than the world’s. So is his view of our weaknesses, our purpose, and our true selves.

In (Un)Qualified, Steven Furtick explores who God is as the great “I AM,” and then helps us discover our own identity. Delving into the story of Jacob, Furtick invites us to acknowledge our weaknesses and ask God to work through them.

The truth is, God has created us to be more, to accomplish more, and to love life more than we ever thought possible. But to become who he has called us to be, we must embrace who we are right now. (Un)Qualified equips us to face obstacles and failures without losing a sense of purpose. We can have a thriving sense of hope that God is working in us and through us, not in spite of our weaknesses but often as a direct result of them.

About the Author:117906

Pastor Steven Furtick is the lead pastor of Elevation Church. He and his wife, Holly, founded Elevation in 2006 with seven other families. The church has been listed by Outreach Magazine as one of the fastest growing and largest churches in America.

Pastor Steven holds a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the New York Times Best Selling author of Crash the Chatterbox, Greater, and Sun Stand Still.

Pastor Steven and Holly live in the Charlotte area with their two sons, Elijah and Graham, and daughter, Abbey.

My Review:

Do you find yourself fed up with your weaknesses? Are you frustrated by your failures? Pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Church has written a new book called (Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People To Do Big Things for those who have answered yes to both questions. When I first heard about this book, I knew it was for me. I know I am unqualified and not worthy of God’s grace and forgiveness. I’m a failure and I have plenty of weaknesses but I shouldn’t let those things define me. I need to let God use me despite my messes.

(Un)Qualified is a book about understanding our identity in light of who God is. We need to let go of all we assumed who we are and we need to start seeing us for who God sees us as. Easier said and done, I know!! But with God by our side we can do this. We need to find that true peace and confidence and stop believing in the worldly perfection and start believing in God’s acceptance: His acceptance of you, your acceptance of yourself, and your acceptance of God’s process of change.

Change isn’t easy but with God by our side we can get through anything. Today I take a stand and say, “My name is Crystal and I am Unqualified.”

Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy of this book for my honest review.

 

 

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