You don’t really feel qualified?
There are people who truly are not. I’m certainly not qualified for many things.
What stops you or me from being qualified for anything? Are you qualified to be perfect?
Very few have found that state in life. I can only think of One at this point in time. The closest we can get to that position is to study to show yourself approved according to the Word of God.
Actually, I can think of two ways:
1 “Be diligent to present yourself approved, to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth, ( Timothy 2:15) (Study to show yourself approved).
2 Spend time in the Presence of The LORD and learn to practice His Presence in your life.
Now, which one do you think will come first in your life?
In Romans chapter 12 it states:
“I beseech you therefor brethren that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God which will be your worship. And be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you can prove what is the good, and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
It seems to me that the first thing that truly has to be first in your life is to present yourself to Him.
“Except you be born again, Jesus said, you will never see the Kingdom of God,” John 3:3.
“Humble yourself in the sight of The LORD and He will lift you up.” James 4:10.
“But seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you,” Matthew 6:33.
Unless you yield yourself to Him, you would question every thought that comes to your mind about seeking Him.
- “I have to do this first.”
- “I have to do that first.”
- “I have work to do.”
- “I have to go to the store first.”
- “I have to change the oil in the car.”
- “I have to watch this program.”
- “What would my wife think?”
- “What would my husband think?”
- “There is nowhere I can be alone!”
- “I’m just mad right now!”
- “I get frustrated every time I try to seek The LORD so what’s the point?”
Doesn’t this sound like everyone you know, including you?
All these questions, and any others, are precisely what your adversary, the devil wants you to focus on and be distracted.
That liar knows full well just what kind of a warrior you would become against him when you finally see what he has been using to keep you from being who you really are, as a man or woman of God.
Be aware of the devil’s devices that keep you from being all that The LORD has been calling you to be.
Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God so that He will exalt you in due time.
For He is faithful Who promised, and He will do it!
~ Thomas Downes
Thomas Downes. Walking with The LORD for over 40 years, Thomas runs “The Voice of the Writer” a Prophetic Ministry. His purpose is to present the Word of God and the Love of God with the prophetic heart; the heart that desires to hear the Voice of The LORD, and present His Word for the encouragement of others.