Totally Overwhelmed and Completely Under-Qualified

It was more about me being interested and no one else being available!

2 Kings 11:1-21

Reference: v.21 Joash was seven years old when he began to reign. (TNIV Bible)

Explore: When I was fresh out of high school I started getting involved in a new church.  Within my first year there I went from teaching Religious Education in school to helping out in the children’s ministry to taking over the children’s church to overseeing the church’s whole Children’s Ministry.  I can remember feeling totally overwhelmed and completely under-qualified.  It wasn’t that I had an amazing resume in children’s ministry, it was more about me being interested and no one else being available!  However over the next ten years I worked at making children’s ministry a priority in the church and expanding our connections into the community.

Application: I find time and time again that I am called into roles that I am not qualified for.  One of the greatest quotes a friend told me one day was, “God doesn’t call those who are able, He enables those He calls.”  When I hear a story like Joash’s from 2 Kings 11, where he became king at the age of 7, I don’t feel like my situations have been too bad! The great thing about God is that He is not restricted by our age, gender or social standing.  If He was willing to bring His own son into the world through a 16 year old poor girl then I think He is willing to move through you and me.

Prayer: Lord, we are humbled that You would choose us to be a part of Your plan.  May we be open to Your leading and willing to learn from Your wisdom.  Amen.

What do you feel under-qualified for?


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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.