This is probably the most excuse we give God when He gives us an assignment. If you are able to identify with this, it isn’t just you. People before you did it as well. The bible is filled with examples of people who we will class as unqualified to be used by God.
Noah – was a drunkard
David – was adulterous and a murderer
Moses – had a challenge with his speech
Abraham – was too old
Rehab – was a prostitute
Gideon – was afraid
Paul – was a persecutor of Christians
Peter – denied Jesus
Samaritan woman – was adulterous
Jeremiah – was too young
….. just to name a few.
Among them all, i feel Moses asked all the questions any one could have asked in order to avoid going for the assignment assigned to him/her by God.
Let’s see what he said to God.
Exodus 3:11 – “But why me? What makes you think that I could ever go to Pharaoh and lead the children of Israel out of Egypt?”
Exodus 3:13 – “Suppose I go to the People of Israel and I tell them, ‘The God of your fathers sent me to you’; and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ What do I tell them?”
Exodus 4:1 “They won’t trust me. They won’t listen to a word I say. They’re going to say, ‘God? Appear to him? Hardly!’”
Exodus 4:10 “Master, please, I don’t talk well. I’ve never been good with words, neither before nor after you spoke to me. I stutter and stammer.”
In Moses’ questions we can sense fear and uncertainty which are the two major reasons behind our saying no.
So what is your excuse? Why do you feel you are not qualified? The fact that you feel you aren’t qualified is actually a good thing. It shows you have a weakness where God can show His strength. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies whoever He calls. He knows you can’t do it on your own. He is equipping you with everything you need to start that job, business, career, or ministry. He is seeing something in you that you can’t see yourself. He knew you before He called you. He has qualified you. Stop disqualifying yourself.