You’re Qualified

In God’s Kingdom, center stage is not for those who think they’ve got their act together and deserve public attention. Nor is it limited to those in leadership and public ministry. It’s a call to action, to you, whoever and wherever you are today.

When you trust God’s timing He grooms you for bigger and better parts. But there are some things you must, and must not do. labor in vainFirst, don’t try to make it on your own. Popular wisdom says, “Fake it till you make it,” and you’ll be tempted to debut in your own strength. Don’t do it! If you do, you will get in the way of a much greater production. The Bible says, “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.” (Ps 127:1) Trust God and when your moment comes He will give you your cue.

Second, leave the shadows. Are you ready to transform acting into an authentic performance that reveals the real you? Fear of rejection is powerful. It takes courage to be yourself. But you gain strength from the struggle and power from the pain when you are willing to risk moving from the shadows into the light.

Finally, confront your inner critic. We are all subject to the little voice within that says, “You’ll never be smart enough, rich enough, pretty enough or good enough to stand in the spotlight.” But when God raises you up, nobody can put you down. It was the times in my own life when I thought I was not able to do something, when I didn’t think I knew enough or when I didn’t think I had the qualifications to do something that God did some of his best work in my life. So remind your inner critic of God’s promise; “You shall go to all to whom I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak.” (Jer. 1:7)

However, we also must not attempt to force our way into action based on what we want and think that God will carry us through. We have to be careful not to confuse our plan with God’s plan. I have found that my desires typically come from within and God’s plan is usually presented to me from another source. It is very easy to want to do something that we know we are not qualified for and call it “from God.” It’s times like these that we need to listen to the Holy Spirit talking to us. He will lead you, if you let Him.

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