How to Find the Best of Ourselves

“I’m sorry, but we need someone more qualified to lead the training.”


Insignificant. Invisible. I felt about two feet tall.

A few stellar reviews and plaques on the wall convinced me I had enough experience. I’d given myself the needed pep talk and applied for the position.


And with one sweeping sentence, all those accolades became as meaningless as the dust bunnies under my couch. Totally expendable, just like me.


I couldn’t give up though. I wouldn’t give up. If my best effort wasn’t good enough, then apparently, I could do more. So I resolved that day to do better, to be better. But in all that determination, I missed an important truth.

The truth about how to really be the best I could be.

“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being.” Ephesians 3:14-16 ESV

My friend Jill Hoven invited me to join her at her website, I'd love to see you there! Click here to read the rest of today's devotion.