Bachelors of Real Life
What makes anyone qualified to do anything?
Lately, I have been battling the thought of, “what right do I have to minister to anyone?” because I am not in full time “people” ministry and I don’t have some piece of paper saying that I completed 120 hours of college classes.
It is true that I have served and worked in ministry in some capacity for nearly 8 years now–but mainly in communications (web, writing, design). When it comes to all of the things I am trying to tackle now (ie. writing for and counseling women with porn/sex addiction, leading lifegroup online, etc.) I battle the thought of “am I qualified?”
After all, I am only 24. I am a girl in a land of boys. I don’t have the book smarts. And I am not all that eloquent.
They say that God equips the called and not necessarily calls the equipped. I pray that is the case for me and these things I feel He’s calling me to do right now. I have my own life experiences to fall back on–but I certainly have a lot more to learn.