Sometimes God calls us to do what we have no prior experience in doing, which doesn’t make sense from a human perspective. And this is often precisely the point – giving God the glory and not ourselves.
For instance, Jeremiah was called to deliver a message to God’s people, but he felt he was too young. God reminded him he was not too young because he was going in the power of God and that God would give him the words to speak.
Jeremiah’s struggle is often ours as well. Some callings do seem best suited for those with age or experience in a particular area.
And it’s true, we often minister and give back out of our own story – comforting others in the very areas we ourselves have received comfort.
But God’s power is not limited to mere human experience. And he often uses what’s considered foolish to check those who think they’re wise.
Whether due to true youth or simply inexperience, it’s undeniable God gets all the glory when he calls us to speak to issues beyond our personal story.
And like Jeremiah (and Timothy), we must not think less of ourselves just because we don’t have the same social status or credentials of others.
We can speak boldly regardless of what others might think when it’s God who has called us. We will likely still have to deal with their pushback. But we continue to live by faith and answer the call God has given us.
And we allow God to speak to us through unlikely messengers as well.
Of course, discernment is still needed.
But when a message is true and good, we accept it as God’s truth and goodness even if the messenger might not seem to fit the part. This is our part in humbly accepting God’s wisdom however he chooses to bring it to us.
In the end, remember God’s power is not limited to human experience. Witness his glory every time he calls the inexperienced to minister his goodness and love.