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God Qualifies His Chosen Rather than Choosing the Qualified

Updated on November 3, 2017
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Everyone Feels Unqualified

Have you ever felt like God was calling you to do something but you felt unqualified to do it? Well good. At least then you have the opportunity to realize that you have to depend totally upon God because He'll call you to do something that requires you to trust in him. He'll enable you to do something that you cannot do on your own.

So many times God will show me a vision that He has for my life and at that moment I feel like I'm on the exact opposite end of that vision. Even though I I feel completely inadequate, knowing that God sees me already crossing over to the other side helps me to walk toward that vision continuously, no matter what.

God has never and will never call us to cross an ocean only to have us drown before we get to the other side. He'll never call us to do anything half way. He sees us as a finished product and He wholeheartedly believes in us. When you get a deep revelation in your heart that God trusts in you to do what He's called you to do, you will become unstoppable.

How Did Peter Feel about being Qualified?

I'm sure Peter felt inadequate to walk on the water. After all, it's an impossiblety, according to natural laws. Yet, all Peter needed was the word, "Come" to proceed out of Jesus' mouth for him to have the confidence he needed to perform the impossible. It was only when he took his eyes off of Jesus and put his focus on the waves and the winds that he became aware of his own incompetency and began to fall. However, Jesus was right there and immediately reached for Peter's hand and showed him that He still loves him, even when his focus is not where it should be. He's constantly chasing after us and He's always residing much closer than we think or feel.

It's when we chase Him back that we are able to choose to remain in His love and running our race seems effortless. When we feel unqualified, it's usually because we are looking at what we can do in our own strength. Paul reminds us that when we are weak in our own strength, we can be strong in His strength (2 Cor. 12:10). Focus on the fact that if you have good but crazy, unfathomable desires on the inside of you, then God (your creator), is the one who put them there, and He'll be the one to bring them to pass (Psalm 37:4). When you know that you know that God put the desire there, it becomes easier to see your problem as already being solved. This is he way God sees it. And yet He's still willing to travel the journey alongside us.

Another Example of the Unqualified Meeting the Qualifier

In the book of Judges, God saw Gideon as a "mighty man of valor" well before Gideon saw himself that way. What was God doing in this situation? He was calling things that be not as though they were(Romans 4:17). I used to think that "calling things that be not as though they were" was a form of denial. I felt like it was a sort of mind game where you tricked yourself into believing something was true. However, as I grew spiritually, I learned that it's not a form of denial, but rather it's speaking forth a spiritual reality instead of speaking forth a natural reality.

God knew what Gideon was capable of, even before Gideon knew. We can understand that God knew that Gideon was equipped because the angel told him, "Go in the strength that you have" (Judges 6:14). God will never call you to do something that you're incapable of doing. Gideon already had what he needed laying dormant on the inside of him. He just needed confirmation and the realization that it was actually there.

We can see that Gideon felt incapable by how he was acting and what he was saying. When God first spoke to him, he was in a winepress. God doesn't speak according to what He sees physically, but according to what He knows to be true. We will speak out of the abundance of our hearts. We will also act according to what takes place in our hearts. Even after the angel called Gideon "a mighty man of valor," he didn't instantly receive that to be true. Instead, he responded to the call of God on his life by saying, "Oh my Lord, wherewithal shall I save Israel? Behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house." What I find to be ironic about this statement is that I see no correlation to being poor and how it would affect a man's strength. A lot of the time our fears have nothing to do with what God has called us to do.

The amazing thing about this story is that God constantly showed Gideon that He was right there with him. In the end of Gideon's story, it was neither required of him to be physically strong or rich to carry out God's will. God helped him attack the Midianites in such a supernatural way that all Gideon really had to do was show up and make Himself available to participate in God's miracle. God is still offering this invitation to anyone who is willing to receive it.

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