Undaunted: God Doesn’t Call the Qualified


Read Exodus 4:10-13

God called Moses to rescue His people from slavery in Egypt. But Moses felt his lack of speaking skills disqualified him from pursuing God’s plan.

God saw it another way.

Called to Rescue

There is only one Rescuer with the power to free us from the darkest prison. That Rescuer is the God who loves us so much He left everything to come for us, to free us.

He is the one who made us, each of us, for a unique purpose and a magnificent destiny.

His plans are for good, not for evil. His ways are straight and merciful. He came to give me a hope and a future —and to give you one too. His promises are true. His love is full of forgiveness and peace, joy and kindness, grace. He is the true Rescuer. He saves us from any prison, whether physical or emotional or spiritual, the ones we’re forced into and the ones we fall into on our own. He chooses us. He loves us without condition, unrelentingly, forever.

He loves us broken, and He loves making us whole again. And He asks those of us who love Him to love others the same way. To choose them. To be agents of His hope, His forgiveness, His grace. He asks us to join Him in rescuing others.

So why don’t we?

There are reasons why when we hear God’s call, when we feel that gentle urging of God’s Spirit for us to make a bold step, take a risk, serve others, save a life, commit — we so often hold back.

It may be because we don’t feel qualified.

We think we lack the courage, the strength, the wisdom, the money, the experience, the education, the organization, the backing.

We feel like Moses when, from out of the burning bush, God called him to speak for him before Pharaoh. And Moses answered, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent… I am slow of speech and tongue… Please send someone else” (Exodus 4:10-13).

Not me, God. I’m afraid. Weak. Poor. Stupid. Unqualified. Daunted.

Not long ago, that is exactly how I would have responded.

But it has never been my desire to be daunted, to be afraid, to be unable to respond to God’s call. Is it yours? I doubt it. Just as God gave Moses exactly what he needed to accomplish great things, He will equip us in the same way.

If He calls us to slay giants, He will make us into giant slayers.

God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.

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Your Turn

Life tries to daunt us, to render us incapable of following the bold and valiant plan God has for us. Are you ready to move past that? Are you ready to become undaunted?

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Christine Caine

Christine Caine has a heart for reaching the lost, equipping leaders, empowering the local church, and championing the cause of justice. Led by Jesus' last command to, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations..." (Matthew 28:19), Christine travels the world teaching the gospel and inspiring her audiences to connect with their God-given purpose and potential. As director of Equip and Empower Ministries, Christine is an avid believer in the hope-giving power of the local church and is passionate about the responsibility of the church to rise up and make a difference in the lives of hurting people around the world.Christine and her husband Nick are the founders of The A21 Campaign, an anti-human trafficking organization with the ambition of abolishing slavery in the 21st century. She is also the founder of Propel, an initiative that inspires women across the globe to internalize their innate leadership and strengthen all scopes of society as they fulfill their purpose, passion, and potential. Christine has authored five books, including Undaunted and her most recent release, UNSTOPPABLE: Running the Race You Were Born to Win, and “Can I Have (and do) It All, Please?” but her proudest accomplishment is being Nick’s wife and Catherine and Sophia’s mum.

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