A few weekends ago at church my pastor quoted the words of Christine Caine. She once said that, “God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.” I immediately wrote it down in my notes so I wouldn’t forget it. There was just something about that quote that really spoke to me.
The next morning when I was reading in 2 Timothy, I came across 2 Timothy 3:16-17 which reminded me of the words of Christine. It says that, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” CRAZY COINCIDENCE right?!?!
There are many people who are turned off at the idea of religion. Because of this, I am easily worried that my peers won’t care or be accepting about what I have to say.
I have to admit, I was very nervous about writing this post. Especially since I’m not currently in a church environment or surrounded by other Christians. What If I don’t say the right things? Will the people reading this continue to take me seriously? Or treat this post like it’s a joke?
When I started to feel this way while beginning to write this, I thought of what Christine said. Although sometimes I may feel as if I am “too young” or “unqualified” to serve my part, her words remind me that I AM enough, I AM called, and I AM qualified. If that doesn’t prove it, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 sure does. It says that I am not only equipped, but THOROUGHLY equipped. Even if that means being vulnerable enough to put my personal thoughts out there like this.
Some may even feel as if they are alone, which is why in today's world we are DESPERATE to fit in. We may even do the wrong things in attempt to do so, which will only hurt in the long run.
We have to get past the fear of rejection. Once we surpass that fear and take off our “masks” we will experience so much beauty and feel so much joy. We will feel SO QUALIFIED to do whatever it is that needs to be done.
Remember ladies and gents, when the going gets tough and you go searching for motivation, remember the words of Christine. If you are called to do something, you ARE qualified! Don’t ever let yourself think anything different!
That's a wrap ;) ,