God Picked Me!

In junior high, I was always one of the first ones picked for whatever team sport we were playing in the gym. (Everyone wants the tall girl on their team for basketball or volleyball.)

But, whenever we went outside to play softball, I always ended up batting LAST! I was barely even on the team. I really wasn’t picked, on purpose. I was just the one left over!

I think a lot of us feel like that.

We don’t think we’re good enough for what we’re supposed to be doing. We don’t feel like we’ve been intentionally picked.

Sometimes, I get opportunities that I really want and I’m thankful to God that He gives them to me. But, I still don’t feel like I’m truly qualified.

Like, “Hey God, they picked me… NOW, what do I do?”

The problem is, we’re looking at our abilities and He’s looking at our CALLING!

  • Has God called you to forgive someone you don’t want to?
  • Has He called you to pray in public?
  • Has He called you to lead a small group?

If we can imagine ourselves doing it without God’s help, then it’s not exercising our faith. And if it’s not FAITH… then it really doesn’t please Him.

Who am I to try and do these things ALONE, anyway?

When we finally admit that we’re nothing without God and just allow Him to operate through us, we become so MUCH MORE than we could ever hope to be on our own!



Do you ever feel totally unqualified? I’m not the only one, RIGHT? If it happens to you, please let me know I’m not alone!


8 Responses

  1. Belinda

    Amen Pastor Nicole, I am so with you right about a few things. I don’t feel qualified for these things and feel guilty because I feel this way.

  2. Ericka Miller

    No ur not the only one. Very weird things have been happening to me!UNCOMMON getting chosen for things no one ever really noticed I was good at. 😀 then it’s like I’ve waited so long i put too much thought into it & I get all nervous!

  3. Louis

    This just Blessed me,I was just recently nominated to be the head of the children ministry in our church and I feel so unqualified.God Bless you pastor Nicole and David Crank

  4. Jean Copeland

    Thanks Nicole for this message.
    I am learning daily how to trust God. Your message at Turningpoint made a difference for me. It feels great to know God is always there and CARES ABOUT ME.

  5. You are not alone
    I am experiencing this same season in these very same areas I’m committed to allowing God full access to my life but it’s not easy keep me in prayer

  6. Dorothy Davis

    I there are alot of times i dont feel like iam good enough or worthy enough. Been working on trusting the Father that His approval is all i need.

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