There are time in my life that I stay in bed, walking alone the street, and just doing nothing I kind a question God “Do I qualify to be one of your Disciple?” I’m just an ordinary person with just an ordinary life. I’m not a teacher in profession and did not study theology subject back when I’m still at school.
You Qualify If you are an Ordinary Person
An ordinary person like you can change the world not because you are intelligent or good but God is good and full of wisdom. You don’t have to perform anything just let God use you mightily in His presence and ask the Holy Spirit for guidance and Protection. A living vessel that God can use to minister to people.
1 Corinthians 1:27-28 New Living Translation (NLT) Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he choose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.
God sometimes use foolish people to change the world. Like the 12 Apostles here are some of them like Peter, Andrew, James, John are Fishermen and Matthew is a Tax Collector, Simon is a Political Activist.
You Qualify If You Obey His Command even if it is Uncomfortable.
Sometimes it is easy to follow God’s instruction when it is favorable to ourselves or we can benefit from it but what if it would take your salary, or would take too much of your time or it would take your life would you consider doing it anyways?
Best example of being obedient is Jesus when he is going to wash the feet of His disciples, Imagine the Kings of Kings and the Lords or Lord would humble himself to wash the feet of an ordinary people. Do you think its is comfortable to Jesus?
John 13:6-8 NLT When Jesus came to Simon Peter, Peter said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.” “No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!” Jesus replied, “Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.”
You Qualify if you Believe that God’s Standard is far more better than the World’s Standard
Base on Worldly view yes you are not qualified to be a Minister or Disciple because of the sin you have done before up until now but God’s grace is sufficient and all you have to do is to accept Him as your personal Lord and savior. It is God who Qualifies you not because you are nice or good or among other person you are far better than him/her,but it is by the grace of God that you are qualified.
John 15:16 New Living Translation (NLT) You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.