GOD QUALIFIES THE CALLED
by Aaliyah Robinson
As a young person, discovering that you have a call on your life is exciting but also daunting. Often, this question lingers in the minds of young people; “Am I qualified?”
Another young person named Jeremiah was also concerned about his qualifications. At a young age, the Lord came to Jeremiah in a vision and told him that before he formed him in his mother’s womb, he had been set apart and appointed to prophecy to the nations. Jeremiah doubted the call and feared that no one would listen to him because of his age. God responded to Jeremiah’s doubt by reassuring him that his age would not disqualify him from traveling to the nations and speaking the word of God. God promised Jeremiah that he would protect, deliver and always be with him. Then, God anointed Jeremiah’s mouth and appointed him to stand up against nations and kingdoms.
Like Jeremiah, young people often struggle to see past their weaknesses and flaws when responding to the call of God. At times, we are so focused on what we lack that we miss the provision of God. We miss God’s reassurance that his qualifications are more than enough to fulfill the call on our life. Jeremiah struggled to accept that God had qualified and set him apart before he formed him in his mother’s womb. God has also qualified us and set us apart! He placed the call on our life before we were even aware of what he was calling us to. The challenges, struggles and experiences along the way have molded us into the people we are now, and we must boldly answer the call. The very weaknesses that we think disqualify us; qualify us! God is able to take what the enemy meant for evil and turn it around for our good!
Jeremiah’s encounter with God showed that alone, we are not qualified but united with God we are more than qualified! Remember, we do not have the power to qualify ourselves when fulfilling the call of God; it is by the power of God that we are qualified.
“God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called!”