As newborn babies, desire the sincere milk of the Word, so that you may grow up in your salvation. I Peter 1:8
Morning Prayer, Thursday, August 5, 2021 - WORD(S) OF THE DAY: I AM NOT QUALIFIED
Father God, in those times when because of my fear and doubts, I do not feel qualified to serve, please help me to see what You see in me. Amen
"But Moses said to the Lord, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” Exodus 4:10-12
“God does not call the qualified. He qualifies the called." Several times throughout the Bible we see people whom God has called to serve who think they are not qualified. In my own journey through this life, there have been times when I have been called to serve in some capacity and because of fear, I tried to run away from it but you know God. He knew where I was at every turn. Jonah thought he could run away from what God was calling him to do. One would assume he was sure God would send someone else to fulfill the call. Wrong. God will find you. Listen, we do not always feel qualified to step up but that is because God knows us on a deeper level than we know ourselves. He knows you are qualified or He would not have called you. He knew that once I stepped up on that platform, my fear and nervousness would go away. He knew that Moses who was tasked with going to Egypt to tell Pharaoh that God said, "Let my people go," was stronger than even he knew. Moses didn't feel qualified. Esther didn't feel qualified. Gideon didn't feel qualified. Remember him. He was called to serve and told God, "show me some signs so I will know it is you." Yep. That is how we do sometimes. Because we lack confidence, we need a sign. What we need to remember is God equips those He calls. You are not in this alone.
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"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.." John 3:16