Are you Qualified?

God qualifies the called

God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called.


Last night while sitting in our beach house the kids were searching through the videos that were available.

And they ran across the DreamWorks movie, “The Prince of Egypt”

If you haven’t seen it I would recommend that you check it out.

It is a fairly accurate portrayal of Moses’s life up to the point just after they crossed the sea.

As we were watching the movie a few things popped up in my mind.

The first was that God can do anything!

So when you start to feel deflated or like you might not be able to accomplish with you have set out to do.  Just remember that if God can split the red sea, and make the 7 plagues come upon the land of Egypt.

Then he can help you finish your task.

As long as you don’t lose heart.

Another thing that happened to pop into my mind was that people haven’t changed much since the time of Moses.

Think about it…..

Moses got the pharaoh to let the Hebrews go when they had been enslaved for years.

Then when they got to the red sea they all started to turn on him!

Why did you bring us out of Egypt, just to die out here!!!  was just one thing that they said.

Then they did it again just after crossing the red sea. 

Why did you bring us out of Egypt to wonder the desert and die out here???

As people, we tend to lose sight of what God has given us. Even if he just gave something awesome YESTERDAY!!

The last thing that really stood out to me is that God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called.

What I mean by that is that Moses wasn’t qualified to lead the people of Israel. 

He was slow in speech and had a ton of self-doubt. 

I mean, he actually asked God to give him someone that would talk on his behalf to the pharaoh and the Hebrews.

God didn’t call on Moses because he was qualified. 

It was actually quite the opposite!!

So the next time you feel that you are not qualified to do what you are being called to do.

Remember that God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called!


Take action

Today I want you to take a second and read the story of Moses.

Then after you read (listen to) it. I want you to reflect on all the things that you have accomplished and think about if you were qualified to accomplish those tasks, or if you became qualified because you accomplished those.

Second I would like you to think about what it means to have a herd mentality.

That is where you follow what everyone else is doing. 

Now ponder for a moment on those moments that made you qualified, were they because you used the herd mentality, or was it because you thought outside the box and pushed away from the herd?


A Little More

Do we choose our missions and sometimes our missions choose us?

When I became a CLD tester I was sure that I chose my mission.

But now that I reflect on that “choice” I’m not so true that I chose that mission.

It might have chosen me!

Ok the more I reflect on it I am 1000% sure IT choose me.

I might have thought, “it sure would be nice to make a couple hundred $$ a week to begin with.  Or maybe it sure would be nice to be known as a CDL tester in our community.

Was I qualified to be a CDL tester when I first started looking into it???


I mean I was a good driver, but I didn’t really have the people skills that I needed to be a GREAT tester.

I still remember the first few tests that I did.

There is a part when as the tester I say, “Up ahead, pull the truck over to the right side of the road and secure it as if we were going to get out and check something at the rear of the vehicle.”

The first few times I did this, ok more like the first year. The driver would look at me and say, “did I do something wrong?”

Then I would have to explain how it is just a procedure we have to do for the test.

Now after being a tester for over a decade, no one asks me if they did something wrong.

Because now I know how to say it without causing them to question if they have done something wrong.

My point here is that, to begin with, I was not a qualified tester, but now I am overqualified and have helped numerous other people become qualified CDL testers.

Eclipse DOT is the exact same.

When I first started the business, was I qualified to be a business owner?


But I was called to run this business.  So I did the best I could.

Now, 3 years later. I’m still not qualified to run it.  but I am way more qualified to do it than I used to be.

The exact same thing with God’s First Life!

When we start a new project we are not usually qualified to accomplish that project.

But by the end, we are usually overqualified for that project.  As long as we try hard and give it the “ole college try”!!

Next time you feel that you can’t do something because you don’t know how to do it. just remember that no one qualified when they are called to start the new project.

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