Devotional For The Week Of 3/18/19- Qualified

Has God ever called you to do something and you begin to think of all the reasons why you can’t do it? I’ll be honest and admit that I’ve done it before. For some reason fear creeps in and you start to believe its lies. I once heard someone say that fear is (False Evidence Appearing Real). Fear and faith are similar, the only difference is that fear is faith in the wrong direction. Put your faith in the right direction and believe that you can do what God has called you to do. Don’t be fearful, remember that God never called a perfect person, if that was the case He wouldn’t call anyone.

Moses didn’t believe he was qualified for what God called him to do. (Exodus 3:11- “But I’m not the person for a job like that!” Moses exclaimed.) (Exodus 4:10- But Moses pleaded, “O Lord, I’m just not a good speaker. I never have been, and I’m not now, even after you have spoken to me, for I have a speech impediment.”) Jeremiah thought he was too young to do what God called him to do. (Jeremiah 1:6- “O Lord God,” I said, “I can’t do that! I’m far too young! I’m only a youth!”) “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” If God has called you to do something He will equip you with what you need to get it done. Because Moses didn’t believe he was a good speaker, God sent Aaron to be Moses’ spokesman to the people. God touched Jeremiah’s mouth and put His Words in his mouth so he could be God’s spokesman to the world. He equipped both of them with what they need to accomplish His work.

Many of the disciples were just fisherman before they encountered Jesus. (Acts 4:13- When the Council saw the boldness of Peter and John and could see that they were obviously uneducated non-professionals, they were amazed and realized what being with Jesus had done for them!) The disciples didn’t have an education according to the world’s standards, but they were taught by Jesus and had the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 10:20- For it won’t be you doing the talking—it will be the Spirit of your heavenly Father speaking through you!) They didn’t have a lot of oratory and human wisdom, but the Holy Spirit’s power was in their words. (1 Corinthians 1:28- He chose the lowly, the laughable in the world’s eyes—nobodies—so that He would shame the somebodies. For He chose what is regarded as insignificant in order to supersede what is regarded as prominent,)

Don’t be fearful about doing something God has called you to do—even if you feel unqualified. It’s not about what you can do, it’s about who you are in Christ and what He can do through you. (Philippians 4:13- And I find that the strength of Christ’s explosive power infuses me to conquer every difficulty.) It’s Christ’s power that flows in you and allows you to conquer everything that comes your way. You are qualified!