Yeah, Dan Pedersen!
I’ve experience the same and it took me 22 years to realize that — “God’s ways are very far for that of man” — but the Bible said it long ago, witch I have read not, and even when reading, I read it like newspapers until it came to the issue of my life & how it matters.
When I started on the path of Christ’s disciple a coupe of years ago, my mother in the Lord used to told me that God have nothing to do with a man’s talents but instead, is looking for he that will be available. I just understood it a week ago — God is He who gives man any capacity, any talent: So as God Almighty, He could have made use of it directly, but He is interested in us (I, you) putting our all trust in Him, but Him alone.
As elder Moses was complaining, (Exodus 4: 10 / NIV)
Oh Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.
And God answered him: (Exodus 4: 11–12 / NIV)
Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is is not I the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.
The same happened with Jeremiah: (Jeremiah 1: 6 / NIV)
“Ah, Sovereign Lord”, I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.”
And God to answer him: (Jeremiah 1: 7)
But the Lord said to me, “Do not say I am only a child…”
And went on: (Jeremiah 1: 9)
Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “Now, I have my words in your mouth.”
Talents and capacity any man will ever need, God have put it in him already. He have the choice to develop it or not. Yet, the key, the activator to our genuine success is in God hands, Who is willing to give to us, as far as we do trust in Him but Him alone.
As I went through the Scriptures, I discovered a God want to help us beyond limits, promising awesome and wonderful signs and blessings — tremendous wealth and yeah, even eternal life, but the price to pay is just to believe in Him and indeed in His Son, Christ: I see that this price is cheap. “Come, taste and see that the Lord is good” (The Scriptures)
The Glory return to Jesus.