Ever felt unworthy of God’s calling? This inspirational piece reminds us how God often chooses the unlikely and empowers us to fulfill His divine purposes.
Have you ever felt unqualified, insignificant, or even worthless? Have you questioned why God would choose you for any purpose? If so, you are not alone. It’s a common struggle, but a closer look at the Bible offers us invaluable reminders when we grapple with these feelings of inadequacy.
God Uses the Unlikely
Throughout Scripture, God has a striking pattern of choosing individuals who were, by human standards, unlikely candidates for His work. Moses was a stammerer, yet he was chosen to confront Pharaoh and lead Israel out of Egypt. David was an overlooked shepherd boy who became a king after God’s own heart. Rahab was a prostitute, yet she played a crucial role in Israel’s victory over Jericho. The Apostle Paul, initially a persecutor of Christians, was transformed into one of Christianity’s most influential figures.
God’s Strength in Our Weakness
God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called. The Apostle Paul, grappling with his “thorn in the flesh,” was told, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). When we feel weak, flawed, or insignificant, we should remember that it is precisely in these moments that God’s power can shine through us.
God Looks at the Heart
Man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). He does not measure our worth by our achievements, our failures, or the opinions of others. When we feel unqualified or unworthy, it’s crucial to remember that God cherishes us for who we are, not what we do.
God’s Plan, Not Ours
It is easy to feel inadequate when we measure ourselves against our ideas of who we think we should be or what we believe we should achieve. Yet, God’s ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9). His plan for us may differ drastically from our expectations. We must learn to surrender our own plans and trust that His plan for us is far better.
Chosen by Grace
When we think God would never choose us, we must remember that He selected us out of grace, not because we earned it. Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”
From Insignificant to Chosen
Feeling unworthy of God’s choice is a sentiment that many of us wrestle with. But let’s remind ourselves of these biblical truths: God chooses the unlikely, His strength is made perfect in our weakness, He looks at our hearts, His plan is superior, and we are chosen by His grace.
Whenever we feel inadequate or unqualified, let’s remember that God doesn’t call us to be perfect or to have it all together. He simply calls us to follow Him and trust in His perfect plan.
The next time we ask ourselves, “Why would God pick me?” let’s recall that God doesn’t make mistakes. He has chosen us for a purpose, and with His grace and guidance, we are more than capable to fulfill it. Remember, you are chosen, loved, and valued by God. The feeling of unworthiness is real, but it doesn’t reflect the truth of our identity in Christ. We are who God says we are – His chosen and beloved.
So, take heart. God has chosen you for His purposes, and He will equip you with everything you need to fulfill them. You are enough not because of anything you’ve done, but because of who you are in Him.
The next time you think God would never pick you, remember these truths. God doesn’t see you as the world does. In His eyes, you are chosen, valuable, and deeply loved. When you understand this, you will be able to step into your God-given purpose with confidence and joy, knowing you are loved and chosen by the Creator of the universe.