A Willing Vessel

Guys, when I was a freshmen in college I vividly remember writing and turning in my very first composition. We all know I love to write, we all know I’m kind of nerdy, and we all know I wanted a good grade.

I came out swinging big time when I wrote the word ‘kinda’ in the very first sentence, or at least I thought. That was back when we still wrote compositions with a pen and notebook paper.

You can imagine the amount of red ink that the professor scratched and circled and underlined all across the top of my paper when he discovered that his student wrote “that” word in a literary composition.


I’m from a small town in Texas, and that’s how I speak. I didn’t think anything was wrong with writing the word ‘kinda’ until it was pointed out to me in blazing, red letters at the top of my C- paper.

C-, guys.

God’s funny, y’all. I’m writing a book. A real book that’s going to be in Barnes & Noble. That’s literally my favorite store on the face of the planet. I am still completely and utterly humbled every time I think about it.

I’ve said all that to say this, God doesn’t care if you are a C- student; He just cares that you’re a willing vessel.

And that’s kinda cool.

“20 Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. 21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable,[a] he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” 2 Timothy 2:20-22 (ESV)

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