Are You Qualified?

Are You Qualified? / Tiffanyaolson.com

 

This morning I woke up and did a bit of reading in my Jesus Calling book and then did a bit of journaling. I use my journal as a way to talk to God. It helps me focus and there is no pattern to it sometimes I write out prayers, other times I talk about day to day stuff and I also write out things I am thinking or wondering about. God is really the only one who can handle the amount of stuff that goes through my brain so I sit and write it out and give it to him and let him do with it what he will.

Today I was asking God if some of the dreams that I am trying to chase are ludicrous and silly. I have no qualifications for what I am attempting to do. No history, no background, no line in the sand when I was a little girl that said this is what I want to do and I’m going to do it! So this morning I asked God to help me figure out my Why. Knowing what your Why is will keep you going when you hit the wall and wonder if all the effort is really worth it. There is a video on this subject from a guy named Simon Sinek. In it he explains that the reason businesses fail or have only minimal success is because they have no Why. The video is a touch long but very helpful and it spans all areas of life. Why are you doing what you are doing? Why do you go to church? Why do you exercise? Why do you work where you work? Why do you live where you live? Knowing your Why  is the baseline from which to spring forward.

So I asked God these questions, “Why am I wanting to head in this direction? What is it that I want to accomplish? What is it that you want to accomplish through me? I need clarity. How can I best serve You in this space? What can I offer that will bring  You the most glory?” And that’s where I ended it. I left the words there dangling and then picked  up my bible and began to read Exodus chapter 3. It was the reading for today  that goes along with the 1st 5 app from Proverbs 31 Ministries. Exodus chapter 3 is when Moses encounters the burning bush that isn’t really burning. It’s when God calls him to lead his people, millions of people, out of Egypt and into the promise land. What did Moses want? Clarity. He wanted to be certain that he was qualified for the task, he wanted direction. God’s answer? I AM. God doesn’t care about Moses’ qualifications. He is the qualifier. I spend so much time looking at my life and wondering what I have to offer. God is asking me to look to him and get to know Him better. The more I know about who He is the more I will know about who I am and how I can best reflect Him to the world. He is my Why.

So what is it that you are dreaming about? What are you striving for? It could be that your biggest roadblock is you…

 

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Comments

  1. Sandy Mitts says:

    Oh Tiffany, you are so right on. The Lord bless you in your endeavors. Love and prayers, Sandy

  2. Love this!
    So proud of you!
    Hugs

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