You Are Qualified
“Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light”.
– Colossians 1:12
In Numbers 16, we read that Korah gathered a group of men to complain about Aaron having the position of priest. He took several men with him to make his case stronger. Korah’s objection in a nutshell was, “Who made you boss over us? Who do you think you are, Moses and Aaron?” God intervened and said, “I’ve qualified them to lead my People and I will prove to you that I have chosen them.” Once God settled the matter, He opened up the earth and it swallowed Korah and his family. Not much of a happy ending for Korah or his family!
A few years ago, a famous theologian was asked to describe a famous pastor with one word. After a long sigh, he said, “Unqualified.” The pastor was deeply hurt and wrote a book titled, “Unqualified.” I have not read the book but I understand the premise of the book was that the pastor felt unqualified as a pastor, dad, and husband, but he knew he was “called” by God.
The Greek word for “qualified” means to make sufficient or to render fit. It can also mean to equip one with adequate power to perform assigned duties.
You see, God is the one who renders you fit and makes your talents, gifts and energy adequate for you to be a SS teacher, a dad, mom, husband, wife, employee or employer. Don’t listen to the voices around you or the voice in your head that says you are not qualified because God has made you qualified.
2 Peter 1:3 says, “His Divine power has granted us all to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to his own glory and excellence.”
God calls; God qualifies: God grants power and wisdom! God! Not anyone else and not even you. God renders you fit and God renders you qualified as long as you are in His will, in His Word and with His Family.
I want to encourage you to read the story of Korah in Numbers 16 and write down lessons you learn from this chapter.
Pray: Lord, sometimes I feel so inadequate to be a (mom, wife, dad, husband, SS teacher, employer, employee, etc.), but I know You have chosen me for this role. Give me the strength, power and wisdom to it with excellence and to do it for your Glory today. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen!
Director of Women’s Ministry
First Baptist Broken Arrow