But the Lord said to me, “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,” declares the Lord. – Jeremiah 1:7-8 (NIV)
What a great follow-up on my post from last time. I am quick to disqualify myself to be used by God, but reading this scripture let me know God uses those who feel the least qualified. This allows Him to display His glory and mercies through us. I guess that means I qualify, because I feel so unqualified. I am a Christian and I have gone through enough unhappiness in my life to understand what people are going through. I’m beginning to understand I am qualified because He uses my inadequacies. Through all my confusion, He will have His words touch those that need a particular message. He’s got my back.
Do you feel like you are not mature enough or smart enough? Those are not the requirements that God is looking for. What ever disqualifications you or I may put on our service, He is there to help us. He only wants us willing to obey His direction. You know that little nudge you feel to help and you talk yourself out of it, that’s when He needs our help the most. Remember if it is beyond your comfort level, you are the person best qualified for God’s plan. We just need to go where we’re sent, say what he asks, and not to be afraid. He is always with us and will rescue us.
Lord, thank you for using us as we are. Thank you for helping us conquering our fears, rescuing us from our mistakes, and becoming what you call us to be. Amen