You are Qualified!

Stop making excuses.

Many times, God has laid it in our hearts to serve in one capacity or another but we make excuses because we feel we do not measure up. Thoughts of failure hold us back from doing those things which we have been called to do. What this means is that we have no confidence in God’s abilities to direct and equip us. We believe that our flaws are mightier than His power. Now if this isn’t utter nonsense I don’t know what else is.

In 1 Samuel 8:22, God gave in to the clamor of the Israelites for a king and chose Saul, from the tribe of Benjamin. When the time he was to be made king drew near, Saul tried to convince God that he was unqualified because he was from the least important family in the smallest tribe in Israel. Nevertheless, he obeyed the instructions of Samuel the prophet and was subsequently made the first king of Israel.

When David was called by God to replace Saul in 1 Samuel 16, Jesse — His earthly father — disqualified him based on his age. The Lord, however, had chosen David, not by his outward appearance but by the contents of his heart. Not once were we told that David shied away from this responsibility. No wonder he was a man after God’s heart.

The reason why Saul was ousted from the throne was because he rejected God’s commands and rebelled against Him (1 Samuel 15:1–23).

God created us, so He knows our weaknesses. Our weaknesses qualify us because it is through them that His strength is made manifest.

Remember that God does the most remarkable things using the most unremarkable vessels. His ways are not our ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are His thoughts higher than ours. He has already qualified us even before He called us.

All He needs is for us to be willing, obedient and available to do His will. So pay attention to the nudgings of your heart, take that leap of faith today and be the conduit for God’s power.