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.
©2016 Steven Furtick (P)2016 Random House Audio
"(Un)Qualified will take you from self-doubt and insecurity to a renewed trust in the God who called and equipped you for his will and purpose." (Joyce Meyer, Bible teacher and New York Times best-selling author)
"God doesn't call the qualified. He qualifies the called. This book will challenge you and encourage you into a life characterized by prayerful dependence and decisiveness - your life will never be the same." (Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church, Washington, DC, and New York Times best-selling author of The Circle Maker)
"Not only does Pastor Steven give voice to the hurt we so often stuff down deep when someone makes us feel as if we're not good enough, but he also points us back to the only One who can truly measure our potential. (Un)Qualified will strategically and biblically show you that even when we're overlooked by people, we are handpicked by God to play a part in his magnificent plan. This is such a needed message for today!" (Lysa TerKeurst, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and New York Times best-selling author)
Absolutely, It is a great breakdown of our natural habit of running in our own strength and reminding us that if not connected to God it's futile. But also that the shame and sense of unworthiness are not of God either.
I read this after reading his book Greater which is about the chase for all that God has it feels like a great companion.
Very clear and concise and also engaging through his use of emotion
The concept of the third word being after I AM which is Jesus claim as being God, so any I am statement is to be God says I am.
Anybody struggling with the sense that they don't have whats necessary to serve God this is for you!!
If you want understand where your qualification for ministry really comes from, and where the Lord fits into the equation, then this is the book for you!
"Wanted Steven to read it"
I rated the performance low not because Kaleo Griffith did bad. In fact his performance was perfect and flawless. Which was sorta why I rated it low. What I loved about Crash the Chatter box was hearing Steven say things the way he would with the correct inflection. Kaleo I felt was to polished and professional for the casual type of writing Steven does. Loved the material though!!! GREAT BOOK!!!
This book is a blessing to anyone who reads or listens to it. I will listen to it again & again. Steven does a great job relating biblical situations to our everyday lives of today. He clearly points out why we might think a certain way about ourselves & points out what God says about us using biblical refferences. If you're in a leadership role but don't feel qualified this book is especially for you! Pastor Steven Furtick you are qualified & don't allow YouTube to tell you any different.
Excellent except it should have been read by the author like Stop the Chatterbox. Steven is a great speaker!
"Where is Steven Furtick?"
This is now my second audio book from Steven Furtick. As this is a great book I would have preferred that he narrate it. I find my thoughts drifting as the person reading it doesn't keep my interest.
"nice book.. sleepy narration"
I didn't realize the author is a preacher i seen on tv yesterday. Why he didn't read his own book i dont know. The narrator isn't bad, but hearing a preacher in his own voice would have been much better especially after seeing him.
"Steven Furtick does it again!!"
In classic Furtick style....this book goes to the heart of what we all struggle with and articulates so beautifully God's design to address it! Can't wait to make this book our next small group study!! The only thing that would have been better is Steven reading the audiobook.
Absolutely! This book is full of useful and dynamic information. He speaks on a level that anyone can understand!
Crash the Chatterbox! I think this book picks up where that one left off. After you shut up your inner voice, you need to begin to correct the standards under which you are living your life.
I am inspired to move forward with the things I want to do. My faith and understanding of how God views me has changed forever!
I loved it, it was very inspirational and challenging. I absoultely loved this book. get it today :)
loved it, so inspiring and felt as though you were speaking directly to me and my situation.
I really love how Pastor Furtick teaches so eloquently. You never have to guess what he is talking about or what something means because he always takes the time to explain it biblically as well as in the natural for all to understand. I would certainly share this book with everyone I know so that they too can experience freedom in God's word. I chose 'definitely qualified' because regardless to what people say or how they feel about Pastor Furtick's style of teaching, it is proof that he has been a blessing to many as a result of being obedient to the Lord's calling.
Down the earth life practical and applicable lessons in pursuing faith while not being too technical on the ears.
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