Moses didn’t think he was qualified to do what God called him to do because he couldn’t speak fluently. In Exodus 4:12 the Lord responds, “Now then, go, and I, even I, will be with your mouth, and teach you what you are to say.”
Jeremiah did think he was qualified to be a leader, because he was too young. In Jeremiah 1:7-8, The Lord tells him, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you.”
Authors are qualified to write, right? Have you ever tried to write a book? I think it is hard. I have a very, I mean VERY black and white brain. I like numbers. Writers are creative. Word flow elegantly from their hearts and minds. All this goes without saying, I think I have a few creative bones in my body, just not a creative writer. I do, however, have these God-given nudges to take a leap of faith into this world of writing...so here it goes, a gigantic leap into the unknown. A blank page waiting for me to fill it. God qualifies the called.
Take a moment to reflect, has God been nudging your heart to do something? Have you thought, I can’t do that, or I don’t have the time or are you sure there isn’t someone better out there? Well, these thoughts along with, "I am afraid what happens if I fail" have challenged God’s nudging for over a year. Here’s the thing, God qualifies the called, He isn’t asking me to be qualified to write a devotional. He is asking me to take the first step and then He will guide me along with the process. I firmly believe God is calling me on this adventure or he wouldn’t keep pressing my heart.
As followers of Christ, we are called to be risk takers. We are called to go outside our comfort zone. We will encounter the doubting thoughts and the fear of the unknown, however we need to ignore these thoughts, as hard as it may be. These thoughts come from Satan, not wanting the Holy Spirit to move in us. The Holy Spirit will stretch our minds and mold us into being stronger believers...to develop a deeper relationship with God. It is never too late to accomplish God’s will, we just had to be willing to take the first step.