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Qualifying The Called


There is a well-known quote that states, “God does not call the qualifies but He qualifies the called.”

This quotation is based on the passage in 1 Corinthians 1:27-31, which states that God chose the foolish things and the weak things in this world to confound the wise and mighty.

The Lord used the things that are at the bottom, the things that are despised, and those things that are disregarded so that no flesh will glory in His presence.

God alone deserves the glory!

Indeed, the Lord will exalt the humble and will take the poor from the dunghill and establish him among princes.

The Lord ways are far unique and higher than ours and He does not operate like humans.

Therefore, everyone has a specific purpose that God planned before you were formed in the womb.

You may not be aware of your purpose in life but when you call upon the Lord He will answer and show you great and mighty things that you did not know (Jeremiah 33:3).

The Lord will open your eyes so that you will understanding the spiritual things of God.

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The task may seem higher than your capabilities, but the Lord will provide you with the necessary skills that you need to do the job.

How does God qualify you?

  • The Lord will sanctify your lips

Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. (Isaiah 6:6-7)

  • He will give you spiritual eyesight

Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?”

And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.” And the word of the Lord came to me the second time, saying, “What do you see?” (Jeremiah 1:11-13)

  • The anointing of the Holy Spirit on your life will give you the confidence to do the work of the Lord.

Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me:

“Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant.” (Jeremiah 1:9-10)

  • The Lord will rebuke the spirit of fear over your life.


Then said I: “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.” But the Lord said to me: “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord. (Jeremiah 1:6-8)

References: Jeremiah 1; 1 Samuel 2; Luke 14; Isaiah 6; Isaiah 55:9

Share with us how God qualifies you to do the great work He has called you to do.



  1. Great encouragement!! I was recently asked to join the search committee team at our church to find a new adult pastor and it’s funny because I’ve been thinking of this exact quote because I feel completely unqualified to be a part of this team but I have to keep reminding myself that God will equip me with wisdom, words, and even encouragement!!

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  2. It’s a good thing God equips us to do what He has called us to do. I’m thankful we don’t have to figure everything out on our own. I am an accountant but over the years God has put me in the right places with the right people. Even when some of the circumstances were challenging, He gave me strength to persevere. I’m also thankful for the volunteer opportunities I’ve had over the years to help others. My favorite was working at a pregnancy crisis center. Thanks for the encouragement Beverley! 🤗

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  3. He is qualifying me to do what he has called me to do in various ways – through his Word, through his Holy Spirit (it’s not by might or by power), through my past experiences which have humbled me and the gifts he has given to me.
    One of my favourite scriptures is: In the Fear of the Lord there is strong confidence.
    Thanks for the reminder Beverley that our confidence must be in God and in who we are in Christ, not in ourselves.

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