Few years back I heard the Holy Spirit say, “Proclaim my Word.” Even though I wanted to be used by the Lord I never thought it would happen so soon. The day I got my first invitation, my immediate response was a big ‘NO!’ A week later after my husband travelled abroad to minister, during my quiet time I received the same invitation to preach to young girls. This time I thought I’d give it a try and agreed to the invitation expecting it to be a crowd of 50-100. It was only later I came to know that it would be around 2000 girls. It was such a shock and I was petrified. I could not even sleep well at nights due to tension.
After the meeting I realized how stupid I was to take so much tension. I allowed fear and doubt creep in me, which ended up in sleeplessness & unwanted stress.
I want to encourage anyone out there who feel they are not qualified. It is God who has chosen & appointed you, all you have to do is continue seeking & loving Him. When you let go and surrender to your call, God will do the rest.
I am sure there are many out there who feels they cant preach or do ministry. Do not think small of you. Your gender is not a problem in the eyes of your creator. I always thought I did not have public speaking skills and that I was too shy for it. I want you to know that all that God wants from us is our implicit obedience – the rest God will do for the glory of His name.