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!