Like the Japanese art of Kintsugi, in which a potter creates priceless treasures by fusing broken pieces of porcelain together with gold, the Lord fills the cracks in our lives with the glowing gold of second chance.
Embracing your inadequacy is the first step toward accepting God's power. Embracing—not just admitting. Simply admitting means we retain a negative attitude toward our inadequacy. It means we continue to buy into the Original Lie from the garden: that we were designed to live independently of God. We were not.
Chuck’s wooden pulpit at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, bears a hand-carved Bible overlaid by a sword. That symbol speaks to Chuck’s answer when asked how he feels behind the pulpit. “I feel invincible.”
God’s work is sacred. So when a person engaged in ministry repeatedly defies God’s high and holy standards, that individual is to be removed.