Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Unqualified, Yet Qualified

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

We live in a “You-Must-Be-Qualified” world. You have to qualify to attend a university, to get a credit card, to buy a car, to purchase a home. Employers hire people with the highest possible qualifications. 

Ironically, and thankfully, God is not like that! God uses unqualified people for the purpose of advancing His kingdom. It has always been that way. From conniving Abraham, to incestuous Lot, to deceptive Jacob, to murdering Moses, to unfaithful David, to fearful Elijah, to doubting Thomas, to hard-headed Paul, and to you and me, God keeps on using unqualified people to accomplish the most important task: making disciples in all the nations.

The truth is that no one is fully qualified to do God’s work. That is clearly seen in the disciples Jesus chose to be with Him. Those twelve guys were anything but qualified. Collectively and individually, they exhibited numerous frailties, different temperaments, different skills, and yet Jesus used them to change the world. He qualified the unqualified.

I’m challenged and encouraged that God would use them despite their faults, foibles, and failures. God will use the likes of you and me as we continue to yield our lives to Him. 

God uses unqualified people to accomplish His purposes.

A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.  Luke 6:40

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