1 Corinthians 1:27-31 (NIV)
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”
Do you feel less than capable to do what God is calling you to do?
Does it seem like your the least qualified for the task at hand?
I mean, surely there’s got to be someone better for the job, right?
If you have prayed, sought wise Godly counsel and have a conviction then you’re in the right place. Even if there is someone better, God has chosen you.
God loves to choose foolish, weak, lowly, and despised things of this world to accomplish His purposes.
You just need to get used to living in the tensions of feeling unqualified to do what God has called you to do and feeling like you’re in the right place at the same time?
Why? So He gets the glory.
You see, we want to be prepared and fully equipped for anything we do so we don’t have to trust anyone or feel inadequate when we have to seek out help.
Inadequacy causes dependency.
Who do you depend on with you’re at a loss for words or at the end of your wit?
- a con artist to continue the lineage of Jesus
- a shepherd boy to defeat a giant
- a man with a speech impediment to speak before a king
- an adulterous woman to teach religious leaders a lesson on love
- an uneducated fisherman to be the leader of the newly established church
- a murderer to plant churches
and numerous other people God chose and used then and He is still doing so now, with me and you.
God doesn’t choose those He will use based on their charisma or ability, He chooses people based on His grace, mercy and infinite wisdom.
Don’t sit around thinking about how unqualified you are to do the task God has given you to do, instead boast in His ability to do great things even through you.