Last year my phone rang, I picked it up with no expectation, just a friendly conversation.
I answered the caller in my typical, high pitched, happy voice, “Hi, how are you?”
The caller on the other end answered respectfully, but not with the amount of enthusiasm I expected. Obviously, something else was on his mind, and he was anxious to cut through the pleasantries.
He got right down to it with his next statement, “A job opening has presented itself, and I believe you are right for it.”
I froze right there and then! I should have responded with the correct “christian” answer, “I will pray about it.”
But something took me over and I blurted out, “I am not the one!”
I didn’t take time to pray, I didn’t take time to stop and think about it, I didn’t even let him explain what the job position was. I was simply overtaken by a horrible feeling of being UNQUALIFIED!
Me, on staff at a church? Oh, No!
I have been in ministry for over 30 years alongside my husband. I have seen what my husband has gone through and I have felt the stinging pain of rejection and negative comments way too many times. I am unqualified! I am not enough!
I have served overseas and have been criticized for the way I dress, raise my children and cook. I AM UNQUALIFIED!
I have taught Bible Studies and have been rebuked for being a woman and for my style.
I AM UNQUALIFIED!
I have lead small(and large), groups with my husband and have been told they are non-essential. I AM UNQUALIFIED!
My list is much longer, but you get my point.
God was calling me to a position in His church and because of past hurt, pain and rejection, I was rendering myself UNQUALIFIED, before I even bowed my knee to Him to ask for His plan.
Have you been rendered UNQUALIFIED by the church or by the world around you? If so, that is not God’s voice you are listening to.
That is the lie of the enemy!
God’s Truth says YOU ARE GIFTED BY GOD! You can and will accomplish great things through Him and the power of the Holy Spirit living in you!
LIE #8 – YOU ARE UNQUALIFIED!
TRUTH #8 – YOU ARE GIFTED BY GOD AND CAN ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS!
“A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.”
I Corinthians 12:7
“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
After coming to my “spiritual” senses and praying through the next two days, God affirmed in me that I am qualified, because HE equips me!
GOD RENDERS US QUALIFIED WHEN WE CALL OURSELVES HIS
I LOVE my job at church and I thank God for gifting and qualifying me!
Detox one of satan’s greatest lies friends, that of being unqualified.
He uses past hurts, pains and rejections to render us defeated!
Replace the lie with God’s Truth, YOU ARE GIFTED AND QUALIFIED! Allow Jesus to render you QUALIFIED!
Speak Truth Love