Today I talked to friends about how often we feel insecure in our various professional roles. I remembered the email a Cru leader in Faculty Commons (our graduate student and professor ministry) emailed to all the professors at the beginning of the semester years ago. He said we aren’t in our roles because we’re the smartest, the most equipped, the most talented, or anything else. We’re where we are because God put us there. Who can argue with that? What freedom and confidence that idea brought!
I think of John 15 and how Jesus says He chose us and appointed us to bear fruit. I remember today how, when any feelings of insecurity creep up, I tell myself and others, “You’re here because God put you here!” There’s fruit to bear.