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⌟ Free Download 羅 (Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People to Do Big Things  ͔ Ebook By Steven Furtick ᠉ ⌟ Free Download 羅 (Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People to Do Big Things ͔ Ebook By Steven Furtick ᠉ What comes to your mind when you hear the name StevenFurtick the interviewer asked the renowned theologian Hey, theyre talking about me I sprinted back into the room where the video was playing,secretly excited to be the center of attention I had read this guysbook about ministry in seminary, so I was rather flattered he knewmy name We had never even met.I had found this particular interview the way you discovermost YouTube videosby free falling into the abyss that is therecommended for you sidebar After Id clicked it, Id walkedaway to get dressed for church I could still hear the interview inthe background, but I wasnt really listening.Until, out of nowhere, I heard that sweetest sound of all myown name Its always great to be recognized.Except when its not.What comes to your mind when you hear the name StevenFurtick The theologian sighed and dropped his head, signifying that the mere consideration of my name was wearisome That got the crowd chuckling Apparently they knew he wasnt a fan.Long, pained pause Agonized grimace Bone chilling stare.Then the verdict.Unqualified.He delivered the four syllables with a disgust that underscoredthe gravity and finality of his pronouncement Only the gavelsound effect was missing.No elaboration No explanation No qualifiers My whole lifeand ministry summed up with a single word.And abruptly the interview moved on.Unqualified That word started the wheels spinning in my head It wasstrange because part of me wanted to come to my defense againstYouTube , but the other part was thinking, Friend, you dontknow the half of it.Yes, I strugglewith my temper, with my focus, with mymotives, with my eating habits, with my prayer life, with my stateof mind And that list doesnt even scratch the surface.I know my weaknesses and faults better than anyone I dontneed to listen to an online interview to feel disqualified Hardly aday goes by that Im not seized by the sensation that I have nobusiness doing what Im doing That Im in over my head That Idont deserve any of my blessings or opportunities.Am I unqualified This book is the answer to that question Im not writing it inreaction to that random interview on YouTube Ive been askingmyself that question my whole life And maybe you have too.When I started the journey that lies behind this book, Iwanted to finally figure out how to respond to that question withinmyself I wanted to know if that theologian was correct If thewhispers of doubt that regularly rattle through my head are innerdemons to be ignoredor warning bells to be heeded If I shouldshoulder my responsibilities with confidence in my callingorpanic and hide before I mess everything up.At one point or another, youve probably felt unqualified.Maybe you didnt have the dubious privilege of being informed ofthe fact via YouTube, but you knew it was true nonetheless.I think we all secretly fight feelings of inadequacy, insufficiency,and incompetence We wonder whether we really measureup We fear we are not enoughwhatever that means in ourparticular situations.Maybe its in your character There is a flaw, a crack, a deficiencythat you try your hardest to hide It could be lust It couldbe anger It could be addiction Even if its in the past, you may livein secret fear that one day it will come back in fury and destroyeverything you are building.Maybe its in your role as a parent At the workplace you haveeverything under control You can buy and sell and trade withthe best of them But your home life is another story You have noidea how to raise your teenager, and you are feeling dangerouslyunprepared.Or maybe you know something deep in your soul is propellingyou into ministry Not necessarily full time but definitelysomething significant You are supposed to be a leader, a decisionmaker, a risktaker But your track record is far from spotless Andthe thought of putting yourself out there is petrifying What if youfail And what if your failures shipwreck others along the way Many people live their entire lives fighting these contradictions.They deal constantly with voices in their heads telling themthat they dont qualify, that they will never qualify, that they aretotally, epically disqualified.I wrote a book called Crash the Chatterbox about how to sortthrough negative thoughts But this book isnt about just changingwhat rattles around in our minds or what comes out of ourmouths Its about understanding who we really are now in orderto be who we are capable of becoming.Its about ruthlessly peelingback the prejudices and assumptions weve made about ourselves.Its about letting God be our source of sufficiency.I have good news If you look at the great men and women ofScripture, you find one common denominator they were all unqualified.God has a habit of picking people who have been passedover.Pass or FailHave you ever thought about whoor whattruly has the abilityto qualify you Who has the ultimate right to determine if youare a success or a failure Its not as simple as it sounds.For example, think about the first qualification system mostof us experience in life grades Schools invest huge amounts ofmoney and manpower into developing standards and tests Theyattempt to summarize students academic progress with a universalsystem of numbers or letters.Maybe youve been out of school for a while, but do you rememberwhen your universe revolved around grades Or maybe itdidnt but your parents thought it should, in which case report card day was probably terrifying It was basically a preview ofJudgment Day minus the cherubs and big white throne.How did you feel when you got a passing grade Probablyrelieved Your parents were happy Life was good again.But think about it Did that grade mean you learned thematerial Or just that you were good at taking testsor maybecheating on them Even important, did your grade meanyou actually knew how to apply what you had learned Or maybe you got a failing grade Did that mean you wouldfail in life Did the fact that you dated the American Revolutionbefore Columbus or forgot the quadratic equation or thought theperiodic table had something to do with punctuation really doomyou to an inferior existence Most of us have been around long enough to know that thatlittle letter or number is important, but its not the final word Noteven close History is filled with successful academic dropouts,from Abraham Lincoln to Walt Disney to Bill Gates.This whole business of judging and assessing and qualifyingone another doesnt stop with school It is deeply ingrained in ourculture and psyche Just look at our clichs Pass the test. Make the cut. Fall short. Measure up. Make the grade. Earn your stripes. Pay your dues.We constantly analyze and summarize each other We comparepeople to our standardsspoken or unspokento see howthey measure up Then we accept them or reject them we praisethem or criticize them we revere them or ridicule them We allsecretly administer exams in the university of our own opinions.But just like grades in school, our evaluations dont usually tellthe whole story They are artificial, limited attempts to quantifysomething that cant really be reduced to a number, a letter, or aword.But we keep trying Because were human, and thats whatwe do.Basically, we tend to qualify people based on character andcompetency.Character refers to who we are Not just our names or nationalities,but our personalities, our morals, our values, our emotionalmakeup, our likes and dislikes, our tastes, our mannersthe listgoes on.Competency refers to what we do Its the complex sum ofour training, achievements, talents, activities, and potential Itsabout how good we are at what we do and about how much weaccomplish.Our competency is usually much at the forefront thanour character What we do makes headlines It fills the pages ofour rsums It is so intricately connected to our identity that weoften think it is our identity.Sooner or later, though, our character gets the last laugh Peoplemight hire us and use us for what we do, but they accept usand like us for who we are And ultimately, of course, who we aredetermines what we do You can pretend for only so long beforethe real you comes out.The moment we meet a new person, we size up that person.We dont do this consciously for the most part And it isnt necessarilymeanspirited We automatically gather clues about theother persons character and competency We start to categorizethe person in relationship to us Will we be friends Am I interested in knowing this individualbetter, or should we just be casual acquaintances Will he advance mycareer Does she need my help Is he a threat to me Does she havesomething to offer me, or do I have something to offer her It would be easy to lament how selfish all this sounds and tomake the case that our standards for others are so subjective andhypocritical they are laughable.But I dont think that would really do humankind justice Ofcourse there are elements of subjectivity and self centeredness inour relationships with others That is part of life in a broken, fallenworld It is an instinct for self preservation.Its not realistic to expect people to accept each other at facevalue Nor is it healthy to be naive and assume that everyone is ourbest friend or has our best interest at heart Thats why Jesus toldus to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.But heres a point worth noting We tend to be exceptionallypoor judges of other people Have you noticed And frankly wearent even that good at judging ourselves.That lack of accuracy, than our tendency to assess othersin the first place, is the problem.I think thats what seemed kind of outrageous about the commentsfrom my YouTube critic Where did this guy get his information His standards His authority Im not trying to judge his judgmentalism That would beironic But I do have to decide how to react to it And I dont meanmy public response.Im talking about something far important my internalresponse How do I view myself How do I react to the criticismand assessments of a world obsessed with qualifications How doI silence my own doubts, insecurities, and fears of failure The answer isnt what you would think Or at least it wasntwhat I thought when I started this journey.The Qualification TrapI used to think that the answer to my failures was to fix them, thatthe solution to my weaknesses was to replace them with strengths.I assumed the secret to success was to appear as perfect, flawless,and superhuman as possible I concluded that my character andmy competency qualified me or disqualified me.But Gods qualification system is much different from ours.And so is his way of approaching our weaknesses Rather thanstressing and obsessing over our lack, we need to find a differentqualifier.In the next few chapters, we are going to explore what itmeans to be qualified Gods way I believe it will revolutionize theway you see yourself and others Thats what it has done for me.As you understand how God sees you, you will find the freedomand self confidence that he wants for your life.You will never get those things from human qualifications, bythe way Thats a dead end street You could never be perfect enoughor failproof enough to be at peace with yourself on that basis alone.Peace and confidence come through one thing acceptance.In a culture fixated on self improvement and self help, that mightseem counterintuitive But its true.First, Gods unconditional acceptance of you God knows yourtrue identitythe real youand he loves you just as you are.Second, your acceptance of yourself, including your weaknesses.That means confronting the parts of you that you may prefer toignore And it means knowing who you are and who you are not in and through Jesus.And third, your acceptance of Gods process of change Godswork in your life isnt meant to squelch or eradicate the real youbut rather to bring out the best possible version of you.Those three conceptsidentity, weakness, and changewillshow up again and again in this book because they are directlyrelated to this issue of being qualified.The three have a cyclical relationship I know the realmemy identityall too well I know I have many weaknesses.That makes me feel unqualified, so I try to change my weaknesses.But reality soon sinks in I cant completely fix myself Somy identity suffers even , and I feel even less qualified.As long as my answer to my lack of qualifications is just to tryharder to qualify myself, Ill stay stuck in that cycle.Has that ever happened to you Do your failures ever shout soloudly you cant hear the opportunities Do your self doubts eversabotage your success before you even get out of the gate The gap between who you are and what you want to accomplishcan feel impossibly wide, and the question is left looming Am I qualified for this Now let me say this up frontthat question is not the problem.You should ask yourself if you are qualified Especially if youare trying to fly an airplane or perform open heart surgery Inthose cases, by all means, evaluate your training, your knowledge,your experience, and your abilities We will all thank you for it.And certainly there are ethical and moral standards to uphold notonly in ministry but in any field.But when it comes to subjective matters, keep in mindthat your assessment is not infallible And maybe, just maybe, youare overestimating your shortcomings and underestimating yourgifts Maybe the fact that you dont currently measure up to theexpectations you or other people have isnt a deal killer MaybeGod wants to do something beyond your abilities, and he is farless intimidated by your failures and limits than you are.The I study these subjects in the Bible, the convincedI am that we need a fuller understanding of ourselves andof God And we need to give less weight to our opinion of ourweaknesses and problems.The feeling of being unqualified produces all kinds of bizarrebehavior We pretend to have everything together when really itsfalling apart Or we think everything is falling apart just whenits on the verge of coming together We live under a constantcloud of comparison We manipulate and scheme because wethink trickery is the only way to get what we want.Insecurity, comparison, manipulation, pretensethey allcome from a wrong understanding of what it means to be approvedand qualified by God.But Gods solution to our shortcomings is not necessarily tofix them He has a better idea, as well see in the following pages.Paradoxical PatriarchOne of the most dramatically unqualified biblical heroes I canthink of is Jacob Awhile back I was studying the life of this manin preparation for a sermon series Out of nowhere a thought rattledme God cant bless who you pretend to be.Prior to that thought I was wondering why in the world I hadchosen to preach about this paradoxical patriarch for the next fiveweeks He was turning out to be the most complicated biblicalantihero Id ever studied Most of the stories involving Jacob arelike episodes of The Sopranosyou dont know whom to root forbecause everyone is messed up Like the time Jacobs uncle trickedhim into getting drunk and accidentally sleeping with the wrongwoman on his wedding night.Jacob was a liar, a con, a trickster, a fraud He spent much ofhis life haunted by bad decisions and exiled to the chaos of self inflicted consequences If anyone deserved to be called unqualified,it was this guy He was not exactly the character that neat sermonoutlines and Sunday school lessons are made of.And yet God called him Chose him Even blessed him AndJacob ended up playing a major role in Gods plan to redeem theworld He emerges as simultaneously one of the most importantfigures in Scripture and one of the most screwed up.That Thursday afternoon with my Bible open and my notesout, I was blindsided by the realization that I am just like Jacob inso many ways Not nearly as important in the scheme of humanhistory, of course But every bit as unqualified from a human perspective.And every bit as valuable and loved in Gods eyes.Just like Jacob I often find myself pretending to be someoneIm not because Im embarrassed about who I am I think myweaknesses are the problem and faking it till I make it is thesolution.But God cant bless someone Im not He longs to bless me.The real me, with all my ups and downs and pros and cons.The I analyzed the story of Jacob, the I saw God asthe Qualifier Jacob was a poster child for the confusion and complicationsthat weaknesses produce But he was also a dramaticexample of someone who was, at least by the end of his life, able toembrace his insufficiencies, look past them, and trust in God.And when he did, God took over He overruled Jacobs limitationsand trumped his disqualifications.Jacob was acutely, painfully, spectacularly human Thatsprobably why his life speaks so clearly to me I can relate to hisfailures faster than his feats, and I bet you can too.What I learned through studying Jacob radically shifted mythinking In the last few chapters of this book, Ill address Jacobslife in detail His story gives us a fascinating case study inGods power at work in our weaknesses.Ultimately God redeemed, redefined, and realigned Jacobnot in spite of but through his weaknesses And thats what he willdo for you and me.On the day the theologian informed me of my utter unqualifiedness,God reminded me of a verse that talks about our qualifications It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything onour own Our qualification comes from God He has enabled usto be ministers of his new covenant 2 Corinthians 3 56, nlt.All of a sudden I felt liberated.Yes, unqualified suits me just fine It has a nice ring to it Andit puts me in some pretty good company, starting with Jacob.So go ahead and put it on my business card And in my Twitterbio too.God called me God equipped me God empowered me Godopened doors for me So my qualifications, or lack thereof, wererelatively irrelevant.Yes, I had some ground to stand on if I wanted to defend myministerial pedigree But why Its the truth God has blessed myefforts far beyond what I could ever deserve And thats amazing Really, why would I want to limit my influence and success merelyto what I qualify for Unqualified wasnt a criticism It was a compliment Granted,an unintended, backhanded compliment, but a compliment nonetheless.It was a public reminder that God has done so much than I deserve in and through me.I hope that doesnt sound proud, because its not I think itsactually the opposite of pride Humilitytrue humilityisntputting yourself down Its recognizing that you owe everythingto God Its stepping into your destiny based not on who youare or what you can do but on who God is and what he will dothrough you.Im sure that theologian loves God and the church When weboth get to heaven someday, perhaps Ill invite him over to myplace for some boiled peanuts, and maybe well laugh about thewhole thing.But right now what matters most isnt what comes to anotherpersons mind when he hears my name What matters most iswhat comes to Gods mind and my mind.I ended up watching that little part of the interview five times I was laughing out loud by the last time I texted the link toa few friends I briefly considered how funny it would be to makeit into a meme for Instagram.Then I finished getting ready for church Before the service Iprayed with my team as I do almost every weekend As we wereclosing the prayer, I added an unusual line My team probablywondered what in the world I was talking about, but it made mesmile, and it filled me with a strange confidence and gratitude.And thank you, Lord, that we are unqualified.The Third WordI am steven.Ive said it thousands of times Ive spelledit almost as many, because if you dont alertpeople to the v theyll stick a ph in the middleevery time.And dont get me started on Furtick.What is the key word in the phrase I amSteven Its the name, right Steven thatswhat identifies me The first two wordsIamare just there to set up the statement.They are filler Just insignificant monosyllabicfluff.Or are they Hold that thought From the Hardcover edition. ECPAbestseller Publisher Weeklybestseller USA Todaybestseller Wall Street Journal bestseller Washington Post bestseller 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 doesnt call the qualified He qualifies the called This book will challenge you and encourage you into a life characterized by prayerful dependence and decisivenessyour 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 were 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 were 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 Too often we embrace the fallacy that our successes hang solely on our qualifications That weand we aloneare the architects of our accomplishments and the framers of our future Ive been in ministry long enough to realize that God delights in using the most unlikely candidates to accomplish his purposes and that our abilities are always secondary to his calling In Un Qualified Pastor Steven Furtick shows how we can partner and participate with Gods calling for our lives, no matter who we are, where we are, or what we think we are lacking Bishop T D Jakes, founder and senior pastor of The Potters House, Dallas, and New York Times best selling author Almost everyone I know battles feelings of insecurity, unworthiness, and self doubt I know I do Thats why Pastor Steven Furticks life changing book Un Qualified is a must read This power packed book will build your faith, stir your dreams, and help you see yourself as God sees you If you have ever battled with feeling unqualified, unprepared, or unsure of yourself, pick up this transformative book and be inspired, because our God uses broken people to do big things Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of Life.Church and author of Struggles Following Jesus in a Selfie Centered World My friend Steven Furtick is one of the most authentic, passionate people I have ever met His love for God and for people is nothing short of inspiring Pastor Stevens book Un Qualified is a must read for every Jesus follower In it he reveals how our tendency to fixate on our failures and major in our mistakes ultimately short circuits our calling But even than that, he points us to a personal relationship with Jesus, the One who calls us, equips us, and carries us into our destiny Judah Smith, lead pastor of The City Church, Seattle, and New York Times best selling author of Jesus Is _____ All humans strive to be stronger than we really are, better than we really are, and than we really are Thats not badit just wont work And as Steven shows, it leads us even farther away from who we truly are and who we want to become This book will help you get comfortable in your own skin, stop the striving, and see the truth of how Gods power flows when we can be real Dr Henry Cloud, clinical psychologist, acclaimed leadership expert, and best selling author In a world distracted and enad by external qualifications, Pastor Stevens book is a refreshing reminder that God looks at the heart When we respond to him in humility and faith, his power turns even our weaknesses into strengths I am so excited about what God will do in your life as you read and experience the principles in this book It will change the way you see yourself, talk about yourself, and even pray about yourself Christine Caine, evangelist, author, and founder of The A21 Campaign In Un Qualified my friend Steven Furtick reminds us that Gods qualification system is very different than ours If youre anything like me, thats a welcome reminder and a big relief In these inspiring pages Steven speaks bold, helpful truth in a humble and honest way He encourages us to lose the labels weve placed on ourselves and live instead in the revelation of a God who can even turn our weaknesses into strengths This brilliant book really resonated with me, and I know it will with you too Matt Redman, worship leader and Grammy winning songwriter To watch the ministry of Pastor Steven Furtick is to watch someone living in his grace zone He is a remarkable communicator, a passionate church builder, and a lover of truth I have no doubts that his latest offering, Un Qualified, will resonate with each and every person who has ever felt the pull of calling and the inadequacy of their own humanity This book will encourage and strengthen you as you walk the journey Brian Houston, founder and global senior pastor of Hillsong Church and author of the international best selling Live, Love, Lead In a culture obsessed with perception and perfection, Un Qualified is a refreshing reminder that God uses even our weaknesses to our advantage Steven Furticks latest book is honest, practical, and thoroughly encouraging, and I highly recommend it It will help you see yourself with faith and courage than ever before Andy Stanley, senior pastor, North Point Ministries, Atlanta Un Qualified How God Uses Broken People to Do Big Things Un Steven Furtick on FREE shipping qualifying offers Who you think are is not as important who says Many of us wrestle with the gap between our weaknesses and dreams Home Qualified I am unqualified And so This a book for anyone frustrated your failures fed up It s about coming terms good, bad, unmentionable in life learning how let use spite mess ECPA bestseller Publisher Weekly USA Today Wall Street Journal Washington Post will take from self doubt insecurity renewed trust called 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    • (Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People to Do Big Things
    • Steven Furtick
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    • 2017-02-04T21:30+02:00