Monday, October 24, 2011

Qualifying the Called

I read a quote recently that I thought was pretty interesting. It said, "God doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called." This is a pretty awesome quote when you stop and think about it. Often times I find myself making the excuse, "I'm not good enough to teach others the gospel" or "I'm not qualified enough to do that..." I let myself think too often that I'm not good enough to spread God's word - and as a result, nothing gets done. Can you relate to this at all?

It's in times like those where we need to stop and think about all the people that God called on that weren't perfect people... In fact, the beginning of the quote that I used above also said the following; "Jacob was a cheater, Peter had a temper, David had an affair, Noah got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Gideon was insecure, Miriam was a gossip, Martha was a worrier, Thomas was a doubter, Sara was impatient, Elijah was moody, Moses stuttered, Abraham was old... and Lazarus was dead!"

So... what's our excuse? Right? Paul writes in 2 Timothy 4:2 to "Preach the word - and always be ready!" There's no reason why we shouldn't be striving to teach others about Christ and lead them to him. If we wait till we feel like we're "qualified enough" then we might just lose the chance of leading another to God.