Are You Qualified?
““Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!” “Don’t be ridiculous!” Saul replied. “There’s no way you can fight this Philistine and possibly win! You’re only a boy, and he’s been a man of war since his youth.””
1 Samuel 17:32-33
Just like David, at one point or another, you have probably felt unqualified. You’ve probably faced some situation where you wondered if you really measured up.
Maybe there’s a flaw in your character you try your hardest to hide. It could be lust. It could be anger. It could be addiction. Even if it’s in the past, you may live in secret fear that one day it will come back with a vengeance.
Maybe it’s in your role as a parent. On the outside you seem to have everything under control. But at home, it’s another story. You have no idea what you’re doing, and the older your child gets, the more you feel dangerously unprepared.
Or maybe you feel called to be a leader, a decision maker, a risk-taker. But your track record is far from spotless. And the thought of putting yourself out there is petrifying.
Many people live their entire lives fighting these contradictions. They deal constantly with voices in their heads telling them that they don’t qualify, that they will never qualify, that they are totally, epically disqualified.
But God has a habit of picking people who have been passed over. And if you look at the great men and women of Scripture, you find one common denominator: They were all unqualified.
Look again at today’s scripture. Even David’s own father, Saul, felt David was unqualified to kill Goliath. But God called David and equipped him to fulfill his calling.
So if you’re feeling unqualified today, remember, God chose you. He qualified you. And you can choose to let Him be your source of sufficiency.