“When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” Luke 5:8 (NKJV)
God is merciful and his love is from everlasting to everlasting. He is not looking for perfect people to use, but for repentant and willing souls that will obey his commandments and do his will.
Peter, when he was called by Jesus saw himself as a sinner that could not work with Jesus because of the miracles Jesus performed after using his boat (Lk. 5:1-9). Same Peter out of fear denied Jesus during his arrest (Matt. 26:69-75). But after resurrection, Jesus restored him (Jn. 21:15-19) and he became very useful to the early Christians.
You do not have to condemn yourself; the Lord that called you, has qualified you for the task ahead. Peter, after his encounter with Jesus, became very useful in the hands of God in propagating the gospel. You too can stand boldly to defend the gospel (Acts 4:8-13). Simply allow the Spirit of God to use you. God has called you and he has qualified you. Start in your local church today. You are God’s vessel through which he can work signs and wonders in your generation.
Lord, equip me to become a vessel of honour in my generation, in Jesus name.
I am called and qualified by God.