Do you ever feel like you’ve been called to do something, but aren’t capable or qualified enough to do it? If so, you’d be in good company. David was a shepherd. Moses had a stuttering problem. Paul was a murderer. Noah…well, Noah may have enjoyed a certain beverage a little too much at times. And then there was Mary Magdalene. On Easter Sunday, after Jesus first came back to life, the first person he appeared to was Mary Magdalene. (Jn. 20:11) The same Mary who once had seven demons. He didn’t appear to Peter or John, even though they were his closest disciples and the ones who looked for him first. He chose Mary. He didn’t choose the most educated, most spiritual, or most loyal person. He chose Mary.
The history of Christianity is built on the backs of the unqualified. Over and over again, when God wanted to do something great, He didn’t pick the perfect candidate or the most qualified candidate. Instead, He usually chose the most unlikely person, the one no one else would choose. God doesn’t need your skills, abilities, or knowledge to do what He wants to do. His decision to choose you makes you qualified for what He wants. So, the next time you feel that calling from God to go for something you unqualified for, go for it. His calling has already qualified you!
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