We have all been placed in a position where our level of inexperience has produced great anxiety. In first time experiences, we typically have a hard time relying on what little information that we do know. Inexperience is something that we will deal with over and over again. As we navigate throughout the different seasons of our lives, we learn to adapt and grow from our inexperiences. When God calls you into a new assignment or purpose, it can be scary. Not knowing what you are doing or feeling unqualified for the task is daunting. God has not given you the spirit of fear. Even though you may feel unequipped and uncomfortable, do not let that stop you from the work that God has laid before you. Do you know that God used the most inexperienced people in the Bible? God does not call the qualified, rather the one whose heart is hidden in Christ. Do not worry about not having the degree, experience, connections, or knowledge. God will place those things in due time according to His plans for you. When God placed you for His purpose, He gave you the provision to execute His will.
When God called Jeremiah to prophecy to the nations, Jeremiah quickly under minded his potential in God. He explained to God how inexperienced he was due to his young age. Jeremiah automatically wrote himself off; however, God had different plans in mind. God did not make a mistake when He called Jeremiah. Jeremiah’s words were filled with profound and life changing prophecy from God. Though Jeremiah felt inadequate, God still chose him. Moses was appointed by God to speak, but Moses initially had doubts. He said to God that he is not eloquently spoken. God reassured Moses that He created him; therefore, He knew him. God would give him the words to say. God sustained Moses’ moment of inexperience and insecurity. How many times have we underestimated ourselves because of inexperience? How many times have we closed the door that God has open because we do not have the right conditions? God is not moved by your lack of understanding or knowledge about a subject. As you go deeper into His visions and plans, you learn along the way. He provides the necessary means for you to prosper. He gives the tools required for you to succeed in His Name.
Your inexperience is such an invaluable tool and investment. Your mindset of inexperience allows you to open your eyes and ears to learn more from God. Your inexperience puts you in a position of eagerness and willingness. Your inexperience is not a barrier, rather a guide. You have what it takes because God placed it in you. You do not have to second guess yourself. You do not have to second guess the position that you are in. You are positioned by God. No matter how you may feel about your qualifications in this season—you belong. You are just as qualified as everyone else in the room. The enemy desires your feelings of inadequacy and insecurity to lead you. You can do it—you can do all things through Christ. Break down the walls of inexperience and incapability in this season. Take your position in God. Though you may start on shaky grounds, God is with you. He will give you the authority and power to achieve. Inexperience cannot stop the steps of what has been created by God. You can sustain the moments of fear and inexperience. God will continually qualify you as you abide in His purpose. When the walls of inexperience begin to slowly cave in, remember that you are equipped for this very moment and challenge. God will never forsake you.
“But Moses said to the Lord, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” -Exodus 4:10-12
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He may give it to you.” -John 15:16
“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” -Deuteronomy 31:8