That’s a word that crosses my mind often. Having been hired for a marketing manager position a little less than 2 years ago, with very little workplace marketing experience, I’m constantly questioning myself on a daily basis. I constantly struggle with not feeling qualified to make the decisions I do.
Obviously, I had to jump at the chance to review (Un)Qualified.
But, being written by Pastor Steven Furtick, this book of course is less about feeling unqualified in work and more about feeling unqualified in your relationship with God.
Last week at my bible study group, we had a long talk about why people choose not to share their faith with others.
The biggest reason?
They feel unqualified.
“I’m afraid they’ll ask me a question I don’t know the answer to.”
“I’m afraid they’ll see that I’m not perfect and use that as a reason to shun God.”
The reasons went on and on. Do we need to be perfect to be able to do big things for God? That’s the question this book tries to answer.
And it didn’t disappoint.
As the book says:
“If we truly believe that God is in control of our lives, then we will look for the advantage in every attack. We will learn to perceive true strength in what seems to be weakness.“
The underlying theme of this book is your identity. Who did God intend you to be, who do you see yourself as, who do you want to be, who do you pretend to be?
It’s been said that self-awareness can be one of the most important traits in success. This book is full of ways to increase your self-awareness and use it for the glory of God.
One of my favorite things about this book, that I didn’t notice so much in Pastor Steven’s previous writings, is the state of vulnerability from which he writes. It’s obvious from the very beginning that Pastor Steven wrote this book based on his own struggles. Understanding that everyone, even someone who I view as a leader and a success in his industry, is extremely powerful.
I could go on. There are so many other topics this book covers that are incredibly valuable. The downfalls of perfectionism. The plight of comparison. He even covers one of my favorite topics, introversion.
Long story short, read it. It’s worth your time.