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Are you believing the Truth about your life or the lies of doubt?
If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, I want you to know, you can walk confidently in your calling even when you feel unqualified. Yes, even when you have a million reasons for why you’re not good enough. Even if you’re not entirely sure what it is.
Can we look at Moses as he is really applicable for the woman who feels unqualified to walk in her calling? So pull up a chair, this is a good one. Can you tell yet, I am actually getting better at my grammar and punctuation ha !
Moses Felt Unqualified to Walk in his Calling.
I can relate to Moses. The Bible says he had a stutter and felt like he couldn’t speak well, let alone command a whole Pharaoh to let God’s people go. I can relate because I struggle with social anxiety and being in social settings typically make me uncomfortable, I compensate by trying to be funny or loud to overcompensate my insecurity by coming off secure. Most of the time it works people find my funny and laid back, some people find me annoying. But every time I leave a gathering, I re-play the scenarios and think about if anyone liked me or not. I’m not exaggerating when I say this: when I was little I always wanted to be friends with the popular girls and the pretty girls. I never felt good enough. Even in my grown years, I still find the enemy tying to drag me down. To fill me with doubt and anxiety. When I am in a gathering of very successful, smart, educated people, I say to myself “How did I get here?” I am not qualified to be around these people. BUT I am, I have to deliberately and make a decision right there! Are you going to believe the enemy that came to give you a spirit of doubt? Or are you going to be believe Truth! The truth is you are worthy, qualified and good enough.
What I learned from the life of Moses is that God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called. “Moses knew that anything he was going to accomplish for these people had to come from God, because in himself, Moses could accomplish nothing.”
That’s the thing. When you feel unqualified, you’re in a better position than the people who believe they have it all together because, if done the right way, you see God as your ultimate source and you recognize that you really can’t do it on your own.
What if I don’t know exactly what my calling is or where God is leading me?
When God called Moses, he told him to speak to Pharaoh and free the people. Moses had no idea that he would eventually become the leader of a growing nation! You might not know where God is leading you but walking in your calling is not always about having a specific destination – it’s about choosing to go wherever God wants you to.
Here are three tips to help you walk in your calling even if you feel unqualified:
1. Walk in God’s Timing, Not Your Own
“God moves in his timing, not yours. He’s never late, but He is usually not early either. God called Moses to set the Israelites free but he didn’t just send him out right away. There was a long period of preparation where Moses wasn’t even in Egypt. You might not feel qualified when God calls you, but don’t worry about that. All you need to do is be open to him preparing you; he does a pretty good job at that. The waiting season is never usually easy. It comes with a lot of struggle and sometimes a lot of pain, but it’s worth it if you want to grow into the woman God is calling you to be. God might have given you an amazing dream but sometimes he’ll have you wait before sharing it with the world. That’s because he wants to grow and develop the dream so that when it’s out there, it’s as impactful as it was meant to be.
2. “Go for No”
“Yes is a destination, No is how you get here.” Failing and failure are two different things. Unfortunately, you’re bound to experience rejection or hear the word “no” a few times if you’re called. Don’t let rejection make you feel like you weren’t called in the first place. Pharaoh rejected Moses’ request many times. He refused to let the people go. That doesn’t mean that Moses wasn’t called. In the same way, just because people reject you or don’t like what you’re doing doesn’t mean that you’re not called. “We are not trying to impress the world with what we are offering, because we are not offering a product or experience, but rather, we are giving a message; the only message! Simply put, you’re not here to impress anyone. You’re here to follow Jesus as he leads you. People may not be impressed but as long as God is pleased, you’re okay.
3. Go Deep with God – Even if you have to go alone
“When it comes to the called, you will never be able to give and teach what you yourself haven’t been given by God. “This next point is solid gold. It’s so important to spend time with God because he is our source. He’s the one who fills us up. If you feel unqualified, go to him, he’ll give you exactly what you need to accomplish the purpose he has for you. You can’t pour from an empty cup, so if you don’t go to God for constant refreshing, you’ll always feel unqualified. Spend time in his presence and get to know his heart. Sometimes it’ll be alone, that’s okay God calls anyone he wants to. The Bible says he’s no respecter of persons. So, if you’re reading this feeling like, “No this couldn’t possibly apply to me,” prayerfully reconsider. Maybe God led you to this blog for a reason.
Go wash your hair, if you’re feeling extra blow dry it. Walk around in your robe, the nice one that your Aunt gifted you. Look in the mirror and tell yourself you are beautiful. Who cares what people think about you? Who cares what the neighbors are doing. You are alive, you are breathing, and you have food in your fridge. Go pull out that ice cream. Go to bed early; get a good night’s rest. Wake up early have that coffee and watch the sun rise. You are called for something big. Something great.