I was recently listening to a parenting podcast and in it the speaker said, “God did not call you to be parents because you are able. He called you to be parents because He is able.” I was struck by how easily I forget that any measure of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, or self-control that I am able to extend toward my children, spouse, or anyone else I interact with, does not originate from my own abilities or characteristics, it is graciously granted to me by my loving Father.
This is not only true of parenting. God did not call you to be a BFI, volunteer, youth leader, student, friend, wife, husband, servant, officer, A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST, or anything else because YOU are able. He called you because HE is able and wants to work through you for His kingdom. So, when the burden seems too heavy to bear, know that it is, and that you are not called to bear it alone. Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”