God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called.
By Kate Stefanowicz
This past week in housing was a pretty typical week for me. We continued working on siding the house and we’ve almost completed the whole house except for a few little areas. We also got to work in the rain this week, which is always a good time especially when you get to dance in the rain. We ran into a few frustrations this week such as the rain and running out of materials, but they were all just minor bumps in the road. (See a few photos below from this week)
On Friday me and some of my housemates ventured out to Black Barn Produce in Lowmansville, KY. It’s a great little store with lots of homemade jams and jellies and fresh produce. They even had some pretty great Kentucky souvenirs.
Also this week we had a bible study which we have every other week and Chrissy(one of my housemates) facilitates it and each week we talk about a different topic. I personally enjoy these bible studies because it gives me a chance to explore and learn more about my faith as well as get other people’s views on how they interpret bible passages and readings. This past week one of the things we discussed was how God humbles us in many different ways. I know I personally have never had any construction experience whatsoever before coming to CAP, so everything in the home repair program was brand new to me. And others in our group also mentioned how there are days that we feel like we know it all and feel like we are doing really well and then something happens and we have no idea what we are doing. But one of my favorite quotes that I recently discovered is ” God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called.” I think this a great quote especially for me because here I was going to volunteer doing something I had no experience with whatsoever and I truly believe God was challenging me to step out of my comfort zone and put my trust in him. And let me tell you this was not an easy thing for me but once I did put my trust in him my eyes were opened to all the amazing things that you can accomplish with God in your life.
“With man this is impossible,but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
Kate is a long-term volunteer in CAP’s Housing program. She lives in Floyd Volunteer House.