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Aug102017

Feeling unprepared to do the will of God? Don’t worry, you’ve got this

Photo Credit: Getty/ Blend Images JGI/Jamie GrillArticle By Corinne Justice // EEW Magazine Spiritual

Share We believe that when it comes to His purpose, God can use anyone—but we often forget He can also use anyone, anytime. When we are called to carry out the assignment God has given us, we often feel unready. We think that we need more time to develop, to learn, to prepare, to grow.

Know this: when God pushes you into your purpose, you will rarely ever feel ready. However, He wouldn’t push you if you didn’t have what it takes.

If you need some examples that demonstrate this truth, here are three biblical leaders who did great things for the Kingdom of God, despite their reservations and feelings of unpreparedness:

 

#1 Moses

When God called Moses to lead His people out of oppression from the burning bush, Moses’ first response was this: “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11, NKJV)

Moses had a lot to say when God told him he was the designated deliverer of the Israelites. He wanted to know how he would answer if anyone questioned by whose authority he had come. He doubted they would believe God had appeared to him. He even brought up the fact that he couldn’t effectively speak to anyone due to his speech impediment (Exodus chapters 3-4).

But despite all this, God chose him anyway and after he got over his insecurities, Moses was able to persuade Pharaoh to let the Lord’s people go. Great miracles were performed through him—one being the dividing of the Red Sea (Exodus chapter 14). The Lord’s will prevailed over Moses’ doubts, so don’t let uncertainty hold you back when you hear God calling.

#2 Gideon

When the Angel of the Lord addressed Gideon as a mighty man of valor and told him he was to save Israel out of the hand of the Midianites, Gideon replied, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” (Judges 6:15, NKJV).

Gideon felt as though he didn’t hold a high enough position to be used of God, as if one’s social standing determines whether the Lord uses them or not. He so strongly doubted that this command to save Israel was the real deal, that he asked for several signs to convince him (Judges 6:36-40).

In the end, Gideon didn’t have to do much except make some noise—God handled the big stuff (Judges 7:16-23). Don’t put off following your God-given destiny because you feel unqualified; remember that it is the Lord who prospers what you do. As long as you have Him on your side, you can’t lose.

#3 Esther

When Uncle Mordecai requested that his niece Esther plead to the king for the life of her people, Esther’s response hinted at some hesitation: “All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that any man or woman who goes into the inner court to the king, who has not been called, he has but one law: put all to death, except the one to whom the king holds out the golden scepter, that he may live. Yet I myself have not been called to go in to the king these thirty days.” (Esther 4:11, NKJV)

Sometimes, the Lord may call us into our destiny in the midst of what seem to be unfavorable circumstances, but God can give you favor in the unfavorable. Esther was granted access to the king every time she appeared before him, not because she was lucky, but because she was in the will of God. When you are doing the work of the Lord, He will cover you with His favor.

Instead of waiting for the doubt and the fear to subside, push through it all towards what God has called you to do. Time won’t prepare you, God will. So trust Him when He says, “You’re ready.”

Prayer: God thank You for how You prove Yourself through Your word and remind me through Scripture that I am more than able to do what You have called me to do. Please forgive me for doubting and worrying when I should be trusting You, and help my unbelief, oh Lord. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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