I woke up this morning thinking about all of the crazy big dreams on my heart. Dreams that are so big they terrify me. Dreams that I know can only be from the Lord because not only do they terrify me, but they place me directly in the spotlight outside of my comfort zone.
I’ve shared some of these dreams with the people in my life. And while I’m not ready to share them publicly with the world just yet, it got me thinking. How often do we stuff our dreams and pretend that they don’t exist because we don’t feel qualified. We don’t feel worthy or good enough to accomplish our dreams. I’ll be the first to raise my hand (or both of them) and admit that I fight those insecurities on a daily basis.
Writing scares me. It’s such raw vulnerability. But it doesn’t scare me that the world gets to know me a little better, it scares me because it puts me in the “spotlight.” That’s an introverts worst nightmare. But I continue to show up and write and let God use me because I know that this calling is placed on my heart for a reason.
So this morning I kept reminding myself that God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called. Let that sink in for a minute. Read it again. God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
I keep reminding myself of that. God is continually stripping my life of the things that keep me from Him so that He can equip me with the things I need to do work for His kingdom.
Are there scary big dreams that you’re running from because of your own insecurities? Are you running from God because you don’t feel worthy of the calling He’s placed on your life?
I’m right there with you. It’s messy. It’s hard. It’s a daily battle reminding yourself that God can and WILL equip you with the necessary things you need in order to do work for His kingdom.
In the wise words of Dory (or is it nemo’s dad?) “Just keep swimming.”
God’s got you. He has a plan for you. Let him qualify and equip you.
P.S. I’d love to connect with you and hear about what God is calling you to, why it scares you/why you don’t feel qualified. Emails are greatly welcomed! firstname.lastname@example.org