The #1 hurdle to answering God’s Call is fear of failing miserably for the whole world to see. The first time I clearly felt God’s Call on my life, I was terrified that I didn’t have what it took. I was terrified that I would fail God and I was terrified that I would let down His whole Church.
I don’t know why but for some reason, we have a built in assumption that everything we do has incredible, life-and-death implications and if we don’t do it exactly right, the world will end and we’ll be punished for all eternity.
But get this… You’re not as big a deal as you think you are.
God isn’t asking you for perfect execution of an impossible task and He’s not expecting you to do anything He didn’t create you to do.
I have to remind myself all the time that God called David to kill a lion before he killed a giant and He called Peter to feed hungry people before he baptized 3,000 on Pentecost.
Sure, there are life-and-death Callings, but those are always proceeded by a Call to be faithful and trustworthy servants in small things.
If you’re terrified you’re not qualified to step up to the plate God has called you to, it’s time to look in the mirror and remind yourself that your Creator and Caller cares deeply for you and would never consider you expendable.