“Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.” – Colossians 1:12, NKJV
Too many wrestle with thoughts of a less-than attitude. Even those who have had their lives and souls transformed by the power of the blood of the Lamb, they often succumb to the attitude of inferiority. When those rogue thoughts mine their way into your thinking pattern it changes how you relate to yourself, this world, and others. Those wayward thoughts begin to literally unravel the work of grace accomplished on the cross.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out if you place one piece of moldy bread in a container with good, whole bread; the moldy will start affecting its surroundings. Meaning every piece it comes in contact with and shares the atmosphere with gets fed from those spores of decay, eating away and disintegrating everything in its path.
Outside of sin, there is nothing more damaging to one’s salvation than believing anything out of Christ Jesus got you there. And, there is nothing more poisonous to the soul than allowing others to speak anything contrary to that great truth against you.
When you have been qualified it means you are now authorized to be a part of something or to have something. Think in terms of a home loan. When you are approved (qualified) it means you are now privy to obtain a said house for such and such price. The bank or lending company looks at you as being fit to take on the responsibility of the mortgage for that property.
We, as saints of God, have been enabled to take on a greater reward than any earthly house could provide. We have an inheritance in store for us because the blood of Jesus Christ has cleansed us; because the work of His Spirit in us has transformed us; because we have been redeemed by the salvation He has provided for us.
In other words, not to sound repetitious, but we are qualified in Him. We are approved to walk the path of the rest of the saints. Christ has given us access to be a child of the light, for He is the Light. Christ is over us. Christ is in us. And, following Christ, He daily is leading us to our eternal inheritance.
So, shut the mouth of those who speak against you saying you are not enough. You serve the God that is more than enough, and through Christ, He has already approved you.
No matter what people say, you’re qualified.
No matter what the circumstances look like, you are fit to do this.
No matter how hard it seems, you are spiritually equipped to make it.
The mortgage lenders may have to debate back and forth whether or not they will give you their stamp of approval. But, God only has to look at the work of Christ in your life to dip His spiritual stamp in that heavenly ink pad and declare you are QUALIFIED!
Listen, it has never been about what goes on on the outside. It’s all about what He has done on the inside. There, in the crevices of your heart and soul, you are who He says you are: QUALIFIED!
Therefore, remember dear friends, wherever it is that God is leading you and whatever He has called you to do – you are QUALIFIED!
He has already provided the greater reward of the heavenly inheritance that awaits all His saints. Believe that while we are still here on this earth, He too has empowered us to do some special and amazing stuff for Him as well.
Other encouraging verses:
Ephesians 1:6 – “To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”
2 Corinthians 3:5 – “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.”
1 Corinthians 15:10 – “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain . . .”
Philippians 1:6 – “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
Philippians 2:13 – “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”
Psalms 138:8 – “The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me . . .”